Morpeth Harriers runner Laura Weightman has spoken of her delight at qualifying for the Great Britain squad at the 2012 Olympic games in London.
The 20-year-old won the 1500m event at the Aviva 2012 trials in Birmingham on Sunday,
having overcome a knee injury and asthma
to secure her spot.
"To come here, win and get into the Olympics is unbelievable. I felt so good," Weightman told BBC Sport.
"I wanted to push hard on the last lap to make sure I secured my place."
She continued: "I can't believe it, I'm going to the Olympics."
Weightman beat Lisa Dobriskey, a veteran of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, into second place at Birrmingham's Alexandra Stadium and afterwards paid tribute to mentor Steve Cram - who was watching from the BBC commentary box.
"Steve's had a huge impact on me," she added.
"We've been working together for a few years now, all the experience he's got is huge.
"Learning from him is an inspiration."