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AIMS Athlete Info Page: Paula Radcliffe

Ranked # 1 in 2002 World Merit Rankings at the marathon

2003-09-14

PAULA RADCLIFFE

Born 17 December 1973 in England
1.73 m tall, 54 kg weight
Degree in European languages from Loughborough University
One of Britains most accomplished long distance runners, with a distinguished career dating back to 1991; is enjoying an unparalleled reign over distances from 3,000 m through the marathon, on turf, track, and road
Ranked # 1 in 2002 World Merit Rankings (Athletics Weekly) at 10,000 m despite running only one race (the European title), in a time second only to Wang Junxias world record.
Ranked # 1 in 2002 World Merit Rankings at the marathon on the basis of her womens-only and mixed-race world records

Racing History 2002 and 2003

17 FEB 2002, San Juan, 10 km roads, (1) 30:43
23 MAR 2002, Dublin, World XC Championships, 8 km, gold medal, 26:55
14 APR 2002, London, marathon, (1) 2:18:56 (world womens-only race record)
19 JUL 2002, Monaco, 3,000 m, (2) 8:22.20 (Commonwealth record)
28 JUL 2002, Manchester, Commonwealth Games, 5,000 m track, gold medal, 14:31.42 (Commonwealth record)
06 AUG 2002, Munchen, European Championships, 10,000 m track, gold medal, 30:01.09 (European record)
22 SEP 2002, London, 10 km road, (1), 30:38 (European road record)
13 OCT 2002, Chicago, marathon, (1) 2:17:18 (world mixed-race record)
23 FEB 2003, San Juan, 10 km road, (1), 30:21 (world road record)
13 APR 2003, London, marathon, (1) 2:15:25 (world mixed-race record)

Personal bests

5,000 m track 14:31.42, 10,000 m road 30:21, 10,000 m track 30:01.09, 1/2 marathon 66:47, marathon 2:15:25 mixed race loop course, 2:18:56 womens only loop course
Olympic Games: Atlanta 1996, 5th in 5,000 m; Sydney 2000, 4th in 10,000 m
World Athletics Championships: Goteborg 1995, 5,000 m – 5th; Athens 1997, 5,000 m - 4th; Seville 1999, 10,000 m – 2nd; Edmonton 2001, 10,000 m – 4th
World Cross Country Championships: Boston 1992, Junior event- 1st; Torino 1997, Senior event - 2nd; Marrakech 1998 Senior event - 2nd; Belfast 1999, Long course - 3rd; Vilamoura 2000, long course – 5th, short course - 4th; Ostende 2001, long course - 1st; short course - 2nd; Dublin 2002, long course - 1st

Information supplied by AIMS Statistics Director Dr David Martin


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