Who's Paula Radcliffe
Paula Radcliffe - the legendary British athlete, winner of the world record in the marathon and repeated laureate of the prize "Sportsman of the Year" according to AIMS. Three weeks before the London Games 2012 athlete withdrew from the competition. The path to the desired Olympic gold field blocked leg injury.
Paula Radcliffe was born on December 17 1973 in the UK in a sports family. Her father was a famous marathon runners, and aunt - the vice-champion of the Olympic Games 1920 in Antwerp. As a child, the future record holder was a very sickly child. She suffered from asthma and anemia. In sports, Paul came under the influence of his father. First success she has achieved in 19 years. Then Radcliffe became the world champion among juniors. In 1997, she won a silver medal in cross-country at the World Cup. The following year, she became European champion at the same distance. In 2003, Paul repeated his success. In the same year she set a world record in the marathon, which until now nobody has been able to beat. Radcliffe took part in four Olympics. At the Games in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008, Paul in the final laps was not able to rise above the fourth position. At the Beijing Olympics she did come to the finish line at the 23 th place. Much more successful than Paul speaking at business events. She managed to win six times the most prestigious marathons: New York and London. Sportswoman recently living in Monaco. Spouse flooring is her coach Gary Lowe. Together they have two children. His second child athlete gave birth in 2010. Already in 2011, she returned to the sport. Then Radcliffe learned that it was included in the British team at the Games in London 2012. Over the past year, Paul, which is already well over thirty, dreamed of "home" Olympics. But on the eve of the Games was the athlete to bother a long-standing injury left leg, and for this reason she was forced to refuse to participate. Because of the participants of the competition, which many predicted a victory, athlete turned into a mere spectator. Radcliffe did not hide his disappointment. During the interview she gave on the eve of the Games, her eyes always filled with tears. Paul can be understood. Indeed, the athlete pursues some Olympic rock. World record is always something interferes to become the best in the major sports deals. Despite the injury, she still hopes to gain revenge. Her participation in the next Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, is a big question. By that time it will have 43 year.