Marathon record holder Radcliffe makes 2012 Games
Monday, December 5, 2011
LONDON (AP) -- Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe has been selected for her fifth Summer Olympics after being included on Britain's team for next year's London Games.
The 37-year-old Radcliffe completed her first marathon in two years in September's Berlin Marathon and has been picked alongside fellow marathoners Mara Yamauchi and Scott Overall as the first track and field competitors for the host nation.
After a series of injuries, Radcliffe ran 2 hours, 23 minutes, 46 seconds in Berlin. It was her fastest time in four years but 8:21 slower than her 2003 world record.
Radcliffe says "to represent your country at a home Olympics is something special and I'm over the moon to be selected for Team GB."