She will be running on parts of the Olympic Marathon course.
The women’s world-record holder in the marathon, Paula Radcliffe, continues to make her plans known. Yesterday, she confirmed that she will be competing in the Bupa 10,000m road race next month (May 30) in London. The London race will be her second competition since she gave birth to her son Raphael last September–her first coming 15 days earlier at the Bupa Great Manchester Run.
The London race will cover part of the route in the 2012 Olympic Marathon.
“I can’t wait to be running in London again,” Radcliffe said. “Racing in London holds special memories for me and this event is a great opportunity to test myself against some good opposition and be competitive again over a shorter distance.”
British multiple record holder Mo Farah will also be taking part in the race.
London Marathon race director Dave Bedford was pleased to have both runners competing in the English capital.
“It’s great to have Britain’s number one male and female distance runners with us,” he said. “We are delighted to welcome Paula back to London after such a long absence and very much hope this race will be her first step on the road to Olympic success.”
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