Paula Radcliffe Drops Out Of Bupa 10K

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 3, 2011
  • Updated Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:14 AM UTC
Paula Radcliffe has dropped out of the Bupa Great Manchester race. Photo:

Paula Radcliffe has dropped out of the Bupa Great Manchester race. Photo:

Her comeback is further delayed.

British marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe is officially out of the Bupa Great Manchester Run (10K), in England on May 15. According to a report on The Telegraph’s Web site, Radcliffe has been suffering difficulties while training at a high-altitude training camp in the French Pyrenees.

“I have missed racing so much and was so looking forward to running in Manchester in such a vibrant event,” she said. ”However, frustrated as I am, I know that the main focus for me is next year’s Olympic marathon and achieving a qualifying standard later this year. As an asthmatic, I know that bronchitis, especially at altitude, needs to be treated with caution immediately.”

If her health improves, Radcliffe will race later on this month at the Bupa London 10000.

Radcliffe is in the middle of a comeback after giving birth to her son Raphael last September. She is aspiring to make the  British Olympic team and has yet to run a marathon to qualify.

For More: The Telegraph

FILED UNDER: News TAGS: / / / / / / / / / / /

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

Get our best running content delivered to your inbox

Subscribe to the FREE Competitor Running weekly newsletter