Marathoner Radcliffe seeks Olympic gold in London
Friday, November 4, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- Marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe sees no need for excessive caution as she trains for the London Games on home soil in search of that elusive Olympic gold medal.
She hears well-meaning advice that she shouldn't race between now and next summer. But Radcliffe has tried that approach before and it hasn't worked.
So the 37-year-old British star will race during her preparations because she enjoys it.
The three-time New York City Marathon champ is back in the city this weekend to cheer on fellow "Champions for Peace" runners for the Peace and Sport foundation.
Radcliffe hasn't won a marathon since 2008. Sidelined by a variety of ailments and the birth of her second child, she raced the distance for the first time in nearly two years in September.