Injury-prone Radcliffe loses lottery funding
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.