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Press Release15 Nov 2020

Cross-country greats Lopes and Radcliffe donate kit to Heritage Collection

World Athletics is delighted to announce the addition to the World Athletics Heritage Collection of competition artefacts from two all-time cross country running greats.

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Series05 Oct 2020

Top five World Half Marathon Championships legends

In the latest in our series of features in the countdown to the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020, we look back at five of the finest performers from past championships.

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Feature26 Apr 2020

10 iconic moments from the London Marathon

Since the inaugural edition 40 years ago, the London Marathon – like most big city races – has produced many memorable moments.

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Performance15 Apr 2020

Athletics@Home - Paula Radcliffe's family fitness class

Former marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe features in the latest instalment of Athletics@Home.

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News28 Nov 2019

Radcliffe addresses EU Clean Air Forum in Bratislava

World Athletics Ambassador Paula Radcliffe highlighted the importance of the IAAF's air quality initiative and the need to get people involved in exercise during a presentation at the EU Clean Air Forum in Bratislava on Thursday (28).

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News18 Mar 2019

Radcliffe discusses girls’ empowerment through sport at ‘She Runs - Active Girls’ Lead’ event in Paris

“When you start out, think, ‘What do I really want? Where do I really want to go?’ That is what will shape your future. I think back to something that my first coach said to me when I was 11 years old: ‘aim for the moon, because even if you miss, you will land among the stars’. That for me was a licence to dream.”

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Feature01 Mar 2019

Radcliffe: from elite athlete to clean air advocate

Despite being diagnosed with asthma at the age of 14, Paula Radcliffe went on to win multiple world titles at cross country, the half marathon and marathon. She also won three New York and three London marathons, setting the world record of 2:15:25 in the British capital in 2003.

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News01 Nov 2018

Radcliffe underscores importance of IAAF air quality initiative at WHO conference in Geneva

IAAF Ambassador Paula Radcliffe underscored the importance of the IAAF's air quality initiative during a presentation at the First World Health Organisation Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health in Geneva on Wednesday (31).

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Press Release31 Oct 2018

Radcliffe joins UN Campaign for Clean Air

World marathon record-holder Paula Radcliffe has joined fellow IAAF ambassador Haile Gebrselassie as a UN Environment Advocate for Clean Air and will campaign against air pollution worldwide.

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Series02 Oct 2018

IAAF Inside Athletics – Paula Radcliffe

The 15th episode of this season's IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with world marathon record-holder Paula Radcliffe.

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Series19 Feb 2018

World Half icons – Paula Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe may be defined by her incredible accomplishments in the marathon but there is little doubting the significance the half marathon played, and more specifically the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, in her success over the iconic 42.2km distance.

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IaafNews25 Mar 2016

Press conference highlights – IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016

On the eve of the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 2016, Mo Farah, Geoffrey Kamworor and Sara Hall joined IAAF President Seb Coe, local organising committee CEO Matt Newman and Cardiff 2016 ambassador Paula Radcliffe at the pre-event press conference at the Motorpoint Arena on Friday (25).

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