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Paula Radcliffe cleared of doping claims

Paula Radcliffe has been declared innocent of any blood doping by world athletics' governing body the IAAF.

Paula Radcliffe Credit: PA

The distance runner went public to defend her name, claiming she had been effectively identified by a committee of MPs as having provided suspicious blood samples.

In its response to the culture, media and sport select committee, the IAAF said there were innocent reasons for the values in her blood profile.

Follow-up tests on urine and blood samples all proved negative.

Paula Radcliffe's case illustrates the point perfectly. She has been publicly accused of blood doping based on the gross misinterpretation of raw and incomplete data.

When all of the necessary information is considered, however (as the WADA ABP protocols require), there are clearly plausible explanations for the values in her profile that are entirely innocent.

– IAAF