Midland runners Dan Robinson and Debbie Mason will join record-breaker Paula Radcliffe in the Norwich Union Great Britain and Northern Ireland marathon team at this summer's World Championships in Helsinki.

Robinson and and fellow Tipton Harrier Mason have both been selected for the event in August.

Radcliffe, who set a new world record for a womenonly race en route to her third Flora London Marathon victory in as many attempts, heads a five-strong women's marathon squad in Helsinki.

Alongside her will be Mara Yamauchi, of Harrow AC, who set a new personal best in London to be the second British athlete home when she finished tenth in two hours 31 minutes 52 seconds.

City of Glasgow's Hayley Haining, Mason, and Radcliffe's Bedford team-mate Liz Yelling are also selected. Yelling must recover from a calf injury that saw her suffering from cramp in London, with Tracey Morris, who was 29th at the Athens Olympics but forced to withdraw from this year's London race because of injury, nominated as a reserve.

Although Radcliffe has been selected, she is still undecided over whether to compete in the marathon or the 10,000 metres at the global event in August as she looks to take another step in finally banishing the spectre of Athens, where she dropped out of both races.

Jon Brown, fourth in the marathon in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, will lead a team of three men.

Sheffield AC athlete Brown, who is based in Canada, set a new personal best of 2:09:31 to finish sixth in London, taking 13 seconds off his old mark.

He will be joined by third Bedford athlete Huw Lobb, who will make his GB team debut after finishing 13th, and Robinson, who ran 2:13:53 last year to earn a place at the Olympics, where he finished 22nd in 2:17:53.