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Paula Radcliffe
Country Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain
Club Bedford & County Athletic Club
Date of birth December 17, 1973 (1973-12-17) (age 33)
Place of birth Flag of the United Kingdom Davenham, Cheshire
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Personal Best 5000 m, 14:29.11
10,000 m, 30:01.09
Marathon, 2:15:25
Titles
Olympic Finals: 1996, 5000 m, 5th
2000, 10,000 m, 4th
2004, Marathon, DNF
World Finals: 1993, 3000 m, 7th
1997, 5000 m, 4th
1999, 10,000 m, Silver
2001, 10,000 m, 4th
2005, 10,000 m, 9th
2005, Marathon, Gold
Highest World Ranking: 1

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Medal record
Paula Radcliffe
Paula Radcliffe
Women's athletics
World Championships
Gold 2005 Helsinki Marathon
Silver 1999 Seville 10000 m
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2002 Manchester 5,000 m
European Championships
Gold 2002 Munich 10000 m
EuropeanCup
Gold 1998 St. Petersburg 5000 m
Gold 1999 Paris 5000 m
Gold 2004 Bydgoszcz 5000 m
Silver 1998 St. Petersburg 1500 m
Silver 2001 Bremen 5000 m
Bronze 1997 Munich 3000 m
World Half Marathon Championships
Gold 2000 Veracruz HM
Gold 2001 Bristol HM
Gold 2003 Vilamoura HM
World Cross Country Championships
Gold 1992 Boston Junior
Gold 2001 Ostend Snr, long
Gold 2002 Dublin Snr, long
Silver 1997 Turin Snr, long
Silver 1998 Marrakech Snr, long
Silver 2001 Ostend Snr, short
Bronze 1999 Belfast Snr, long

Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE (born December 17, 1973) is a British long-distance runner. She is the current world record holder for the women's marathon, which she set during the 2003 London Marathon, with a time of 2:15.25. This mark is currently one of the highest scoring performances ever, in terms of IAAF world ranking points, at 1307, higher in value than Florence Griffith-Joyner's 100 and 200m records, Marita Koch's 400m, and Michael Johnson's 400m record. This score would equate to between 9.75s and 9.76s in the men's 100m sprint. [1] The current world record is 9.74 seconds Image File history File linksMetadata Paula_Radcliffe_2005. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. ... 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Early career

Radcliffe was born in Davenham near Northwich, Cheshire and moved to Barnton where she attended Little Leigh Primary School. Her family then moved to Kingsley before moving to Oakley, Bedfordshire at the age of 12.[2] She there attended Sharnbrook Upper School and Community College and became a member of Bedford Athletic Club. Davenham (pronounced Dayvnum) is a rural village in Cheshire. ... Northwich is a wich town in Cheshire, England. ... Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a county in North West England. ... Barnton is a small village in the north-west of England, just outside the town of Northwich, Cheshire. ... Map of civil parish of Kingsley within borough of Vale Royal Kingsley is a civil parish and a village in in the Vale Royal district of Cheshire. ... Oakley is a village in northern Bedfordshire, England, about five miles north of the county town of Bedford. ... School Approach, the road leading up to Sharnbrook Upper School and the neighbouring housing development, KingsOak An aerial photograph of the school site, with the sixth form centre visible in the bottom right hand corner Sharnbrook Upper School and Community College, commonly referred to as SUS or simply Sharnbrook, is...


She studied French, German and economics at Loughborough University. Her early running success was in cross country events, including the 1992 World Junior title, beating Wang Junxia. She missed the 1994 season through injury, but came back with a succession of good results at 5000 m, including fifth place in both the 1995 World Championships and 1996 Olympic Games. Although silver-medalist in the 1999 World Championships in Athletics Radcliffe seemed destined never to win a major 5,000 m or 10,000 m title, finishing out of the medals at the 2000 Olympic Games and 2001 World Championships ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... Loughborough University is located in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire in the East Midlands of England. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Wang Junxia (王军霞, born January 19, 1973 in Jiaohe, Jilin Province) was a Chinese famous long-distance runner. ... A popular running distance also known as a 5 km, colloquially five-K. This distance is typical for all types of running races; from cross-country, to the road, to the track. ... The 5th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden between August 5 and August 13. ... (Redirected from 1996 Olympic Games) Categories: 1996 Summer Olympics ... The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Olympic Stadium, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29. ... (Redirected from 2000 Olympic Games) Categories: 2000 Summer Olympics ... The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between August 3 and August 12 and was the first time the event had visited North America. ...


Later career

In 2002, Radcliffe made the move up to the marathon, a decision that immediately paid off with victory at that year's London Marathon in a world's best time for a women's only race (2:18:56) and second overall to Catherine Ndereba's World Record of 2:18:47. Later that year, Radcliffe set a world record time of 2:17:18 in the Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2002, breaking the previous record by a minute and a half. She broke the record again in London marathon in April 2003, with a time of 2:15:25. She won the 2004 New York Marathon even though not fully prepared (the only occasion that a competitor came within a minute of her). Of the seven marathons Radcliffe has run so far, she has won six and set a record in five, building up a claim to be the best female distance runner of all time in her age group. She has run four out of the five fastest times in history in the women's marathon (fourth place being held by Catherine Ndereba). Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... Runners surge out of the Blackfriars Bridge underpass onto the Victoria Embankment; two miles to go The London Marathon is a road marathon that has been held each year in London since 1981, usually in April. ... The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon, held in Chicago, is one of the largest marathon road races in the world, as well as one of the fastest growing. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York City Marathon is an annual marathon foot-race run through the five boroughs of New York City. ... Catherine Ndereba (born July 21, 1972) is a world class Kenyan marathon runner. ...


Personal life

Radcliffe is married to her coach, former international 1500m runner Gary Lough. On 17 January 2007, at 9:43 a.m., Radcliffe gave birth to a healthy baby daughter, Isla, at the Princess Grace Hospital, Monaco after a 16-hour labour. is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


2004 Olympics

Radcliffe did not compete in the London Marathon in 2004, but was the favourite to win the gold medal in the marathon at that year's Olympic Games. However, she suffered an injury to her leg just two weeks prior to the event and had to use a high dose of anti-inflammatory drugs. This had an adverse effect on her stomach hindering food absorption. The resultant lack of energy and carbohydrates in her system before the start of the race led to her distressing withdrawal after 36 km. Five days later she started in the 10,000 metres but, still suffering from the effects of the marathon, retired with eight laps remaining. (Redirected from 2004 Olympic Games) The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, commonly known as the 2004 Summer Olympics were the 28th Summer Olympic Games. ... In anatomy, the stomach is a bean-shaped hollow muscular organ of the gastrointestinal tract involved in the second phase of digestion, following mastication. ...


Regarded as Great Britain's best gold medal hope in athletics, her withdrawal made headlines in the UK, with editorial stances ranging from support to negativity, with some newspapers deriding Radcliffe for "quitting", rather than going on to finish the race[1]. Television pictures showed Radcliffe in a clearly distressed state after dropping out of the marathon.

Paula Radcliffe leading the London Marathon in 2005, near to Limehouse in East London

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Post 2004 Olympics

She made a successful comeback in her next marathon, winning the 2004 New York Marathon in a time of 2 hours 23 minutes 10 seconds. After a close race with Kenya's Susan Chepkemei her greater strength allowed her to pull away to victory at the end. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York City Marathon is an annual marathon foot-race run through the five boroughs of New York City. ... Susan Chepkemei born 25 June 1975 in Kapkama Kenya Susan is a female Kenyan runner who competes in the 10000m and Marathon, She won a Silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in the 10000m. ...


At the 2005 London Marathon she won with a time of 2 hours 17 minutes 42 seconds, a world's best time for a women's only race by over a minute. The race however is remembered more for a notorious moment towards the end when Radcliffe, feeling hindered by the need for a toilet break, stopped and defecated on the side of the street in plain view of the crowd and TV cameras which broadcast the incident live. In November 2006, the incident was voted "The top running moment in history" from a choice of 10 "unforgettable moments" [2]. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Runners surge out of the Blackfriars Bridge underpass onto the Victoria Embankment; two miles to go The London Marathon is a road marathon that has been held each year in London since 1981, usually in April. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On August 14, 2005 she won her first gold medal at the World Championships when she took the marathon title in Helsinki, Finland, dominating the race and setting a championship record time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 57 seconds. For the same race, she and three other British runners were awarded third place in the team competition. is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - City manager Jussi Pajunen Area  - City 187. ...


Radcliffe took a break through the 2006 season, as she was expecting her first child. Her comeback was further delayed in 2007 due to a stress fracture in her lower back which could be connected to her childbirth but has been argued to be due to her choice of running shoes.


Radcliffe chose not to defend her world marathon crown in 2007, in order to undertake further rehabilitation.


She made her return to competitive running on September 30, 2007 at the Great North Run, a half marathon, in which she finished second. is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Great North Run is the worlds most popular half marathon (13. ...


Other achievements and awards

Radcliffe has set numerous records, official and unofficial, on the track and the roads. She currently (as of 11 October 2006) holds the official world record for 10 km on roads. She has twice won the World Half-Marathon championships, twice the World Cross-Country championships (in 2001 and 2002), and in December 2003 became European Cross-Country champion for the second time, the only woman to have achieved this feat in the event's ten-year history. Forced out of the Paris World Athletics Championships because of injury in 2003, her greatest moment on the track has been European gold at 10,000 m in 2002. Hindered by back-markers, and in the rain, she nevertheless ran a time of 30:01.09 ( a European record by 12 seconds, and second only to Wang Junxia's controversial world record time of 29:31.78 set in Beijing [3] ). The same year she won Commonwealth Games gold in the 5000m, missing the world record by three seconds. She was awarded an MBE in June 2002, and later in the year became the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... IAAF World Half Marathon Championships was an annual Half marathon competition organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations and contested from 1992 to 2005. ... IAAF World Cross Country Championships is the most important competition in international Cross country running. ... Wang Junxia (王军霞, born January 19, 1973 in Jiaohe, Jilin Province) was a Chinese famous long-distance runner. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries Commonwealth Games Federation seal, adopted in 2001 The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is given to one sportsman or sportswoman, usually British, every year. ...


In July 2006, Radcliffe, who had not raced for over six months due to a metatarsal injury, announced she was pregnant but insisted she wanted to compete in the next two Olympic Games.


On 30th September 2007, Radcliffe took part in the BUPA Great North Run in the UK on Tyneside. This was her first race in almost two years. She succeeded in gaining second place beaten by the US runner Kara Goucher over the half-marathon distance. The Great North Run is the worlds most popular half marathon (13. ...


Anti doping

Radcliffe's athletic ability and commitment to training are accompanied by a strong belief in playing by the rules. She has frequently made high-profile condemnations of performance-enhancing drugs in athletics, most famously at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton in 2001 when Radcliffe and team-mate Hayley Tullett held up a sign protesting against the reinstatement of Russian athlete Olga Yegorova, after Yegorova had tested positive for the banned substance EPO. Radcliffe also wears a red ribbon when competing to show her support for blood testing as a method of catching drugs cheats. In sports, doping refers to the use of performance-enhancing drugs, particularly those that are forbidden by the organizations that regulate competitions. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Hayley Tullett (born July 1, 1975 in Swansea) is a Welsh middle distance runner mainly competing over 1500 metres. ... Olga Yegorova (born March 28, 1972 in Novocheboksarsk) is a Russian middle distance runner. ... Erythropoietin (IPA pronunciation: , alternative pronunciations: ) or EPO is a glycoprotein hormone that is a cytokine for erythrocyte (red blood cell) precursors in the bone marrow. ...


Style

Radcliffe's distinctive "nodding" action while running made her instantly recognisable to British viewers and she quickly achieved popularity, reflected in her being voted the 2002 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. She is not known for her sprint finish and relies on setting a punishing pace from the start with the aim of pulling away from her opponents. The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is given to one sportsman or sportswoman, usually British, every year. ...


Achievements

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Personal bests

  • 400 m - 58.9
  • 800 m - 2:05.22
  • 1000 m - 2:47.17
  • 1500 m - 4:05.37
  • 1 mi - 4:24.94
  • 2000 m - 5:37.01+
  • 3000 m - 8:22.20 (UK record)
  • 2 mi - 9:17.4
  • 4000 m - 11:35.21+
  • 5000 m - 14:29.11 (UK record)
  • 10,000 m - 30:01.09 (European record)
  • 5 km road - 14:48+
  • 4 mi road - 19:51+
  • 5 mi road - 24:47+
  • 8 km road - 24:05+ (World Best)
  • 10 km road - 30:21 (WR)
  • 15 km road - 46:41+ (World Best)
  • 10 mi road - 50:01+ (World Best)
  • 20 km road - 1:02.21+
  • Half Marathon - 1:05:40 (World Best)
  • 25 km road - 1:20:36+ (World Best)
  • 30 km road - 1:36:36+ (World Best)
  • 20 mi road - 1:43:33+ (World Best)
  • Marathon - 2:15:25 (WR)

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Bibliography

  • My Story So Far (Paula Radcliffe with David Walsh) ISBN 0-7432-5242-X

See also

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References

  1. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/news/newsId=20021,printer.html
  2. ^ "New girl on the block", Northwich Chronicle, July 31 2002

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Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain, the women’s world marathon record holder with a 2:15:25 from London in 2003, will do her first 26.2-miler in more than two years when she lines up for the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Radcliffe opened Thursday’s press conference with a comment about her return to New York and to marathoning: “I’m really, really please to be back here in New York and really, really pleased to be back racing marathons.
Paula Radcliffe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1069 words)
Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE (born December 17, 1973) is a British long-distance runner.
Radcliffe is not known for her sprint finish and relies on setting a punishing pace from the start with the aim of pulling away from her opponents.
Radcliffe was aware of the public's expectations of her and was emotionally devastated after the Marathon.
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