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Sean Wroe is busting his gut for London

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1 Sean Wroe is busting his gut for London on Mon May 21, 2012 10:32 am



Sean Wroe is busting his gut for London

by: Aaron Langmaid
From:Herald Sun
May 12, 201212:00AM

Race is on: Sean Wroe has to qualify for the Olympics.

WHEN it comes to gut feelings, Victorian sprinter Sean Wroe has experienced the worst. In more ways than one.

At a time when his focus should have been on London, Wroe, 27, has found himself on an operating table contemplating the end of his Olympic dream.

The 400m champion had been living with an infection inside his body for months and hadn't known.

He'd ploughed ahead with competition, loaded up on pain killers to mask stomach cramps and a soaring temperature.

"He'd brushed it off as a fever but then his girlfriend's father, a surgeon, revealed he had appendicitis.

Wroe suddenly faced the reality of going under the knife when he should have been boarding a plane for qualification meets in the US and Japan.

Less invasive keyhole surgery was given a miss and he had to be cut open above for his inflamed appendix to be removed.
But in a testament to the runner's determination, weeks after surgery, Wroe is back on track.

Giving his body time to recover while sticking to his training schedule has been a balancing act but tomorrow he will fly out to compete in South Korea and hopes to qualify for an Olympic berth.

"It's crunch time," he said.

"The Olympic selection period will be over in a month, so I need to race as much as possible for the best opportunity of being selected.

"It hasn't been easy, but I feel good."

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