Paula Radcliffe Winner 2007 New York Marathon

Posted: November 5, 2007 in marathon, New York Marathon

If you watched Paula Radcliffe run to win the 2007 New York marathon you saw she was mumbling,  she was telling herself “I love you Isla” with the going getting tough as her legs tired talking to her baby kept her rythm going, she said later.

It seems motherhood instead of slowing her down, she now has a new motivation to win. Winning for baby Isla! Watch out Geti Wami, Catherine Ndereba and Svetlana Prokopcuka.

Paula Radcliffe made a triumphant return to marathon racing, Britain’s world record holder Radcliffe, running her first marathon in two years after taking a maternity break, beat Gete Wami after a race-long duel with a time of 2:23:9. “Ive had years and years of her outsprinting me, and I just thought theres no way its going to happen again today,” Radcriffe said.

Gete Wami racing 35 days afterwinning the Berlin marathon did her best to finish second and clinch $500,000 prize for women’s World Marathon major title.

In the men’s race, Martin Lel of Kenya proved lightening can strike twice when he pulled away from Moroccan Abderrahim Goumri in the last few hundred metres heading into Central Park for victory in 2:09:04. This was the second time Goumri had been outsprinted by Lel, after being outsprinted in exciting London finish earlier this year.

Goumri was shoulder to shoulder with the Kenyan but could not match his final kick.

 

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