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Sports Life Stories

  • Episode: 

    3 of 8

  • Title: 

    Paula Radcliffe
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 03 Mar 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    10.00pm - 11.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 10 2015 : Sat 28 Feb - Fri 06 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV4
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Episode 3 - Paula Radcliffe
 
When Paula Radcliffe retires from marathon running after this year's London race, Britain will wave goodbye to the most successful sportswoman of her generation. 
 
Few athletes have experienced such a contrast in emotions as Paula, whose World Record for the marathon has already stood for more than a decade and is likely to last many years more. 
 
But her disappointment at failing to win an expected gold at the Olympics in Athens in 2004 may also be remembered by many.
 
This film offers rare access to Paula and her trainer and husband Gary Lough, discovering what drove her to become the greatest female marathon runner of all time.
 
Series overview
 
Featuring top names from Olympic gold medalists to Champions League winners, the award-winning Sports Life Stories series focuses on the lives of iconic sporting figures.
 
Each of the eight episodes in this returning series tells the tale of a sporting legend, allowing each individual to open up about their careers and personal lives, and giving a vivid insight into how the impact of their achievements can reach into people's lives.
 
This series features:
 
Footballer Peter Shilton
Cyclist Chris Froome
Athlete Paula Radcliffe
Footballer Andy Cole
Athlete Linford Christie
Footballer John Barnes
Rugby player Jason Robinson
Boxer Carl Froch
 
Contributions from well-known friends and admirers illuminate the lives and work of the subjects and provide a close view into what drives them to succeed in their careers.