Paula Radcliffe says she never imagined her former-world record to stand for 16 years
Former world-record marathon holder Paula Radcliffe tells the PA news agency that she was surprised that it took 16 years for her time to be beaten with KenyanBrigid Kosgei finally claiming the title last week.
The three-time London Marathon winner is also promoting a campaign aimed at raising the level of flu vaccinations among asthma sufferers.
New research conducted by ASDA Pharmacy has found that around 111,000 asthma sufferers say they have not yet been vaccinated as they were not aware that vaccinations are provided to them free of charge.
However, Radcliffe, who suffers from asthma herself, is confident that the research can help protect those suffering from the disease from the serious consequences that can arise if diagnosed with the flu.
The London Marathon's race director says the delayed 2020 race could be themost "inclusive" in history, as 45,000 entrants are encouraged to take part inthe postponed race virtually. The marathon was postponed from its usual Aprildate to October when the UK entered lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Elite athletes including Eliud Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele, Brigid Kosgei, DavidWeir and Manuela Schar will participate in a closed marathon in St James'sPark under biosecure conditions.
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