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• Pole vault star Eliza McCartney has discovered the cause of a seemingly endless run of injuries since her surprise Olympic bronze medal at Rio three years ago.

"We think I might have a genetic disorder that cause autoimmune inflammation, particularly affecting tendons," she posted on Instagram.

"Essentially, this means, over time, micro-trauma causes my immune system to go into overdrive and set off an inflammatory process in the affected areas.

"I've been continually challenged by this year and, at times, it's been difficult to cope, but the good news is I've started medication for this condition and I'm finally feeling my positive self again."

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