DAVENHAM-BORN Paula Radcliffe will attempt to regain her crown as the best female marathon runner on the planet at the World Athletics Championships next month.
The 35-year-old, the women’s world record holder over 26 miles, was named in the 60-strong Great Britain squad today, Tuesday.
And she will be vying with the world’s best in Berlin to grab back the gold she won at Helsinki in 2005.
Radcliffe was born at Davenham Maternity Hospital, and lived at Barnton. She went to school at Little Leigh before her family moved to Kingsley when she was five.
In 2002 she was awarded an MBE and voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
She now lives in Monaco with husband and trainer Gary Lough, a former Irish international 1,500m runner. The couple have a daughter named Isla, who was born in January 2007.