East Midlands athlete Paula Radcliffe finishes competitive career at London Marathon where she set world record
East Midlands athlete and world record holder Paula Radcliffe is ending her competitive career at the London Marathon today.
She still holds the world record time of 2:15:25, which she set in the same race in 2003, and is almost three minutes faster than any other woman has ever run.
The 41-year-old, who trained and was coached at Loughborough University, will start at the head of the massed ranks rather than the elite field.
Speaking to the BBC she said:
She'll join thousands of runners from across the East & West Midlands who are taking part in this 35th London Marathon, with 750,000 spectators expected to line the capital's streets.