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Paula Radcliffe

Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE is an English long-distance runner. She is the current women's world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2:15:25 hours. She is a three-time winner of the London Marathon, two-time New York Marathon champion, and won the 2002 Chicago Marathon. She is married to her coach Gary Lough. They have two children.

Paula Radcliffe suffers with asthma. She has advocated against the use of drugs in sport.


  • European champion over 10,000 metres and in cross country
  • Won the 10,000 metres silver medal at the 1999 World Championships
  • Won the 5,000 metres silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth champion
  • Has represented Great Britain at the Olympics four times consecutively (1996 to 2008)

Awards and Accolades

Paula Radcliffe has been awarded BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Laureus World Comeback of the Year, IAAF World Athlete of the Year, AIMS World Athlete of the Year (three times) and a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). She has also been nominated for World Sportswoman of the year on several occasions. In 2010, she was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame.

Paula Radcliffe in News

More Than 7000 Participants of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Recovered at Volini “Recovery Zone”
For participants of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, the finish line also meant heading towards Volini “Recovery Zone”. The 6,750 sq ft “Recovery Zone” at the finish line, had professional therapists and sports injury counselors tending to the tired muscles.   With masseurs, foam rollers, beds, lounge etc

Procter & Gamble Announces Global Plan to Say ‘Thank You Mom’ by Raising $25 million for Youth Sport
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), a Worldwide Olympic Partner, today announced plans to raise $25 million to help say ‘Thank You Mom’ by helping establish and sustain youth sport programs around the world, as part of its 10-year partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Media Alert: Procter & Gamble Announce Legacy Commitment to Raise Money to Support Youth Sports Through Our Partnership with the Olympic Movement
WORLDWIDE PARTNER – 9th August at 4:00PM: At P&G we believe that today’s young children have the potential to be tomorrow’s Olympians. Through our partnership with the IOC we will announce our commitment to raise, a to be disclosed amount of money to help Moms now and in the future, help their kids achieve their dreams and play sports

P&G Sponsors More Than 150 World-Class Athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), a Worldwide Olympic Partner, has introduced the lineup of more than 150 athletes the company and its brands are sponsoring at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sports glamour girls cashing in on endorsements before London 2012
Britain's sports glamour girls are banking a lot of money in the run-up to this summer's London Olympics.

Radcliffe forewarns protesters to steer clear of London Games 2012
Marathon champion Paula Radcliffe has warned protesters not to sabotage her Olympic dream on the streets of London this summer.

Bolt consults controversial European doc to seek treatment for leg injury
Former Olympic champion and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has reportedly consulted one of Europe's most controversial doctors to seek treatment for his leg injury.

Russell Brand slammed by Para-Olympians over demeaning comments
Russell Brand has been criticised by Paraolympic athletes for calling the sport as merely having a "novelty value", at his recent stand-up gig.

UK athletes to miss out 2012 London Olympics' opening ceremony
Britain's track athletes will not participate in the opening ceremony of next year's London Olympics.

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