Paula Radcliffe

You Gotta Believe

She has turned herself from a loser into a winner. That may be a harsh assessment of someone who finished fourth in the 10,000 m at the Sydney Olympics, but to the British runner Paula Radcliffe, 30, that result meant losing badly. Since then, she has won race after race and set a new world best for the marathon. She has had success not just in road races and cross-country but on the track too--a far harder arena in which to excel. If she has a little bit of luck in Athens this August, she will add an Olympic gold medal...

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