- NAME: Paula Radcliffe
- OCCUPATION: Track and Field Athlete
- BIRTH DATE: December 17, 1973 (Age: 40)
- EDUCATION: Sharnbrook Upper School and Community College, Loughborough University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Northwich, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Paula Jane Radcliffe
- AKA: Paula Radcliffe
- ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius
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British athlete Paula Radcliffe is one of the elite runners competing today, having set and broken her own record in the women's marathon.
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Citing a foot injury, Radcliffe withdrew from competing at the 2008 London Marathon. She then resumed her training in preparation for the women's marathon at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, held in Beijing, China. There, however, another injury would interfere with the runner's Olympic hopes. While running the marathon, she suffered a muscle cramp that slowed her down significantly, and subsequently finished 23rd in the race.
Radcliffe won induction into the England Athletics Hall of Fame. The following year, she placed third at the Berlin Marathon, finishing the women's marathon in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 46 seconds—the fourth-fastest 2011 marathon time by a European runner. The following year, she was beaten by Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie at the Vienna Half Marathon.
Again citing a foot injury, Radcliffe decided not to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England.
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