The following year she won the marathon at the World Championships but at the 2008 Olympics the aftermath of a stress fracture in her left femur contributed to her coming home in 23rd place.
"She knows she needs to be in good shape," Yelling told BBC Sport.
"Paula felt obliged to race [in Austria] when she wasn't particularly well. She's being much more sensible with her training. She's looking after herself going into the Olympics.
"She'll be there fighting fit, hopefully, on 5 August."
Radcliffe has come in for criticism from some quarters for failing to produce her best in the Olympics but Yelling, who will bid for a place in the British Olympic team in the London Marathon on Sunday, dismisses the critics.
"People remember the very bad and the very good. She is the world record holder by minutes and she is the best marathon runner we have ever had in this country - what she has achieved is amazing," insisted Yelling.
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