Lisa Weightman says she has no fears about returning to Japan amid growing concerns over the coronavirus.
Weightman spoke to the Herald Sun as she bids to become just the third Australian to compete in and finish four Olympic marathons at the Tokyo Games later this year.
The triple Olympian raced the Osaka Marathon last month where she recorded an Olympic qualifier to boost her selection hopes for Tokyo.
While it was before the coronavirus travel warnings were heightened, Weightman said past experience told her there was always something to worry about in the lead-up.
“I”m not nervous about going back,” Weightman told the Herald Sun in Melbourne.
“There have been many times where I’ve travelled for an event. When my husband and I were in Osaka, we actually both commented that whenever we go away, there seems to be a world crisis.
“This is another one to add to the mix. We’re all trying to perform at our absolute best and produce the best career-defining moment, and going to the Olympics is the pinnacle.
“Obviously we want to make sure that we’re all healthy and safe in the process, but I’m sure that the officials will make the right decisions for everyone’s safety when the time comes.”