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9 August, 2022

Paula Radcliffe - The marathon master

This weeks podcast guest is master of the marathon, Paula Radcliffe. Listen in to hear how Paula fell in love with the ultimate running test and how she continues to love the outdoors.

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This week on the Outside & Active Podcast, Dominic Brown talks to Paula Radcliffe

After graduating from Loughborough University with a first-class degree in modern languages in 1996, Paula devoted herself full-time to her running and is now acknowledged as one of the finest athletes of the modern era.

As well as her achievements on the track, Paula has established herself as the master of the ultimate distance race, the marathon.

She holds the world record and won the London Marathon in 2002, 2003 and 2005. In November 2004 she won the New York Marathon in breath-taking style and in 2005 she took the gold medal at the World Championships in Helsinki for the same distance.

She was awarded an MBE in June 2002 and later that year was voted the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.

We hit Paula with some quick questions about her racing life and find out more about what makes her tick.

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