Injury-prone Radcliffe loses lottery funding

British athlete Paula Radcliffe competes in the half-marathon challenge of the Vienna City Marathon on April 15, 2012 in Vienna. (DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Paula Radcliffe has had her funding cut by UK Athletics after she missed the London Olympics and last year’s World Championships because of injury.

The 38-year-old marathon world record holder was removed from the board’s National Lottery-funded World Class Performance Program which has been redefined from backing athletes with top-eight potential to those who are top-three contenders.

As well as providing financial support, the program offers access to coaches, facilities, medical staff and training camps.

A former world marathon champion, Radcliffe has won three London Marathons, three New York Marathon and taken part in four Olympics but never won a medal.

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