Paula Radcliffe loses her funding for 2012-2013

Paula Radcliffe Credit: PA Pictures

Paula Radcliffe has lost her lottery funding for 2012-2013.

UK Athletics announced the cut in funding earlier.

The track and field governing body have decided to reduce their World Class Performance Programme from athletes deemed capable of making the top eight to those who can win medals.

It means that Radcliffe has been dropped from UK Athletics "Podium" funding list.

The 39-year-old, who is a Loughborough University graduate and the marathon world-record holder, was forced to withdraw from the London 2012 Olympics Marathon because of a foot problem.