Monte-Carlo - The aura of invincibility which Paula Radcliffe wore with such
tight assurance has slipped during her last three races.
While that will disappoint her British supporters, the consequence is that
the senior womens events at the 32nd IAAF World Cross-Country Championships,
Brussels, Belgium (20/21 March 2004) promise to be even more competitive than
in recent years.
Kiplagat has learned from Radcliffes example
Lornah Kiplagat, Kenyan-born, but wearing Hollands colours since marriage to
her manager, Peter Langerhorst, has least reason to be in awe of Radcliffe
after her four-second victory over 10km on the roads of Puerto Rico last