Radcliffe was born into an athletic family.
Her family later moved to Kingsley. Her joining the club coincided with a talented and dedicated coach, Alex Stanton, building the women's and girls' sections into one of the strongest in the country, in spite of Bedford 's relatively small size.
Radcliffe's father became club vice-chairman and her mother, a fun-runner, managed the women's cross-country team. She finished fourth in the same race one year later.
Running career[ edit ] Radcliffe's father was a keen marathon runner as a young man. He took up the hobby again in an attempt to lose weight after giving up smoking.
There she was coached by Alex Stanton, who still fulfilled that role in her professional career. Obviously it's nice that there's a bit of money coming in but that's not my goal.
I just want to do my best and still enjoy it. I want to keep on enjoying it, keep on improving, get as much out of it as I can and put as much back as I can. She won in She was awarded an MBE in June To come here and receive this and to meet the Queen at the end of it just finishes it off perfectly.
Radcliffe is also the current world record holder for the women's road 10k in a time of 30 minutes and 21 seconds, which she set on 23 February in the World's Best 10K in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 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 stomachhindering food absorption. Five days later she started in the 10, metres but, still suffering from the effects of the marathon, retired with eight laps remaining.
At the London Marathon, Radcliffe won with a time of 2: The race is remembered for a notorious moment towards the end when Radcliffe, hindered by runner's diarrhea and in need for a toilet break, stopped and defecated on the side of the road in view of the crowd and TV cameras which broadcast the incident live.
I didn't really want to resort to that in front of hundreds of thousands of people. I must have eaten too much beforehand". In Novemberthe incident was voted top running moment in history in the UK from a choice of ten "unforgettable moments".
Catherine Ndereba of Kenya finished in second place, more than a minute behind. If somebody had been with me at the end I think I could have pushed it up a bit more. Her comeback was further delayed in as a result of a stress fracture in her lower back.
This was her first race in almost two years. Radcliffe finished second behind US runner Kara Goucher. My Story So Far. Originally thought to be a muscular problem, scans later revealed it was a stress fracture to her femur. In May, Radcliffe broke her left leg.
Radcliffe managed to get to fitness level for the Summer Olympics, but cramped during the marathon to the point where she had to stop running and stretch. She resumed the race and finished in 23rd place overall.
Radcliffe won the New York City Marathonmaking it her third victory at the competition with a time of 2: In March that year, she had a bunion removed which doctors believed was the root cause of her other injuries at that time.Anglo Heating & Maintenance Aftersales Services.
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Discover new music on MTV. Paula Radcliffe, (born December 17, , Northwich, Cheshire, England), British distance runner who set world records in the marathon. Radcliffe was born into an athletic family. Her great-aunt Charlotte Radcliffe won an Olympic silver medal in the 4 × metre freestyle swimming relay in updated and maintained by Peter Larsson.
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