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AIMS Athlete Info Page: Paula Radcliffe

PAULA RADCLIFFE

Born 17 December 1973 in England

1.73 m tall, 54 kg weight

Degree in European languages from Loughborough University

One of Britains most accomplished long distance runners, with a distinguished

career dating back to 1991; is enjoying an unparalleled reign over distances

from 3,000 m through the marathon, on turf, track, and road

Ranked # 1 in 2002 World Merit Rankings (Athletics Weekly) at 10,000 m despite

running only one race (the European title), in a time second only to Wang

Junxias world record.

Ranked # 1 in 2002 World Merit Rankings at the marathon on the basis of her

womens-only and mixed-race world records

Racing History 2002 and 2003

17 FEB 2002, San Juan, 10 km roads, (1) 30:43

23 MAR 2002, Dublin, World XC Championships, 8 km, gold medal, 26:55

14 APR 2002, London, marathon, (1) 2:18:56 (world womens-only race

record)

19 JUL 2002, Monaco, 3,000 m, (2) 8:22.20 (Commonwealth record)

28 JUL 2002, Manchester, Commonwealth Games, 5,000 m track, gold medal,

14:31.42 (Commonwealth record)

06 AUG 2002, Munchen, European Championships, 10,000 m track, gold medal,

30:01.09 (European record)

22 SEP 2002, London, 10 km road, (1), 30:38 (European road record)

13 OCT 2002, Chicago, marathon, (1) 2:17:18 (world mixed-race record)

23 FEB 2003, San Juan, 10 km road, (1), 30:21 (world road record)

13 APR 2003, London, marathon, (1) 2:15:25 (world mixed-race record)

Personal bests

5,000 m track 14:31.42, 10,000 m road 30:21, 10,000 m track 30:01.09, 1/2

marathon 66:47, marathon 2:15:25 mixed race loop course, 2:18:56 womens only

loop course

Olympic Games: Atlanta 1996, 5th in 5,000 m; Sydney 2000, 4th in 10,000 m

World Athletics Championships: Goteborg 1995, 5,000 m – 5th; Athens 1997,

5,000 m - 4th; Seville 1999, 10,000 m – 2nd; Edmonton 2001, 10,000 m

– 4th

World Cross Country Championships: Boston 1992, Junior event- 1st; Torino 1997,

Senior event - 2nd; Marrakech 1998 Senior event - 2nd; Belfast 1999, Long

course - 3rd; Vilamoura 2000, long course – 5th, short course - 4th;

Ostende 2001, long course - 1st; short course - 2nd; Dublin 2002, long course -

1st

Information supplied by AIMS Statistics Director Dr David Martin

 

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