Moira Gordon: Radcliffe joins forces with McColgan to call for cycling-style centres of excellence for athletics
TWO OF Great Britain's top endurance runners have called on the sport to start pulling together in the quest for medals. With the London Olympics less than four years away and the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow in 2014, Liz McColgan and Paula Radcliffe say there has to be a shake-up to the system now, before it's too late.
PAULA Radcliffe once again found New York the ideal place to bounce back from Olympic disappointment as she won the ING New York City marathon for the third time.
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PAULA RADCLIFFE will contest her first race for nearly two years at the BUPA Great North Run on Tyneside later this month.
PAULA RADCLIFFE holds the key to whether the British selectors send a women's marathon side to compete at this August's World Championships in Osaka.
CHUNXIU Zhou laid down the gauntlet to Paula Radcliffe after winning the Flora London Marathon yesterday.
BRITAIN'S Mo Farah is a medal favourite for the 3,000 metres at this weekend's European indoor championships in Birmingham thanks to a little help from marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe.
PAULA Radcliffe has lent her support to calls for an independent authority to replace UK Sport as the anti-doping agency for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
PAULA Radcliffe announced yesterday that she was bowing to the inevitable and pulling out of the European Championships this summer. However, it is not because of the foot injury she sustained in January, but the happy news she is pregnant.
PAULA Radcliffe expects to be back in full training by the end of the month and is setting her sights on defending her 10,000 metres crown at the Europeans in Gothenburg in August.
TWO down, one to go. Having pulled out of the Commonwealth Games and London Marathon, it only remains for Paula Radcliffe to complete the treble by announcing her withdrawal from this summer's European championships.
PAULA RADCLIFFE was set to help launch the Tesco Race for Life women-only charity run series today - despite not being able to take part herself.
PAULA Radcliffe will reassess her racing schedule during an enforced break after announc-ing yesterday that she will miss this month's Flora London Marathon because of a foot injury.
LIKE a zoo that loses its two rarest species, the Melbourne Commonwealth Games is a considerably weaker attraction without the big fish and the roadrunner.
PAULA RADCLIFFE today withdrew from the Commonwealth Games which begin in Melbourne next week after picking up a foot injury at her training base in the United States.
PAULA Radcliffe demonstrated her recovery from a bout of bronchitis in the Chiba Ekiden International Relay in Japan yesterday.
ZERESENAY Tadesse is the first star to be confirmed for the second Great Edinburgh International Cross Country, but more big names are likely to follow. Brendan Foster, chairman of promoters Nova International, said yesterday that Paula Radcliffe and Kenenisa Bekele are among the athletes being targeted to join the Eritrean in Holyrood Park on 14 January.
PAULA Radcliffe missed out on breaking her world record at the Run London Nike 10k in Hyde Park but she was happy to "blow away the cobwebs" as she started her countdown to the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne next March.
IF THERE was any lingering self-doubt, it was very well concealed. If there were lasting ill effects from the 10,000 metres, they were minimal to non-existent. Eight days after that race, in which she finished a lowly ninth, Paula Radcliffe reasserted her pre-eminence in the world of distance running yesterday, winning the marathon to claim Britain's only gold medal of the world championships.
PAULA Radcliffe won gold for Britain yesterday on the final day of the World Athletics Championship in Helsinki with a comprehensive marathon victory against elite opposition.
PAULA Radcliffe did not quite admit it yesterday, but her 10,000 metres run was surely no more than a particularly tough training session for her real goal at these world championships - next Sunday's marathon.
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Saturday 18 May 2013
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