Paula Radcliffe to compete at Olympic Stadium event

Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe is to run in the first event to be staged at London's Olympic Stadium since the 2012 Games.

Radcliffe, who was unable to compete at the London Olympics due to injury, will join 12,500 people in the five-mile (eight-kilometre) National Lottery Anniversary Run on July 21.

Paula Radcliffe crosses the finish line to win the New York Marathon in November 2008. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Competitors will complete the final 328 yards (300m) on the Olympic Stadium's track after they have made their way round the Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford, east London.

Radcliffe, who will be joined by gold medallist Victoria Pendleton, predicted the event would "recapture the spirit of the London 2012".