Andrew still has Olympic dreams

Andrew Lemoncello.
Andrew Lemoncello.

FIFE’S Andrew Lemoncello aims to resurrect his Olympic dream by running in the 10,000 metres at London 2012.

The 29-year-old from Ceres has conceded defeat in his race to be fit for the marathon.

Lemoncello – who competed in the steeplechase at the 2008 Beijing Games – has been struggling with a hamstring injury for almost a year.

He has now decided to abandon his marathon bid and instead attempt to qualify for the 10,000m.

Lemoncello said: “It’s a big downer because I really wanted to go for the marathon.

“But I still have the track season that I can aim for.

“My 10,000m personal best is not too far off the qualifying time.

“Obviously I’ll have to prove myself worthy with the likes of Mo Farah and Chris Thompson, but there’s a third spot there that hopefully I can fight for.”

Lemoncello also revealed that the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is in his sights.

“Running on home soil is great in London, but running in Scotland in a championship would just be phenomenal.”