She still owns the world record for 10K on the roads.
The world record holder in the marathon is officially back in action. On Thursday, Paula Radcliffe announced that she will be making her comeback at the BUPA Great Manchester Run, a 10K taking place on May 15.
Radcliffe hasn’t competed since November of 2009 when she placed fourth at the ING New York City Marathon. She attended last year’s Great Manchester Run with her daughter, Isla. Since her last race, Radcliffe has given birth to her second child, Raphael.
Andy Caine, the race director of the Manchester race had this to say about Radcliffe’s announcement: “Clearly Paula will need build up races beforehand and the Bupa Great Manchester Run over 10 kilometers offers a perfect step in that direction.”
Radcliffe has a good history running 10K on the roads. In fact, she’s still the world record holder for that distance, having run it in 30:21 eight years ago in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Radcliffe has been training in New Mexico and will return to Europe next month.
“The Bupa Great Manchester Run is a high profile event on the world road running circuit and I’m sure it will be a testing comeback for me, having seen the list of high profile past winners,” she said.
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