# 77 – Paula Radcliffe, running legend and former world record holder in the marathon on her role models, career, key races and dealing with challenges

Paula Radcliffe, running legend and former world record holder in the marathon on her role models, career, key races and dealing with challenges

Show Notes

01:45 – Early influencers and start of distance running

05:15 – Coach Alex Stanton

07:05 – Turning professional

09:00 – Mental make-up of Paula, the athlete

11:45 – Dealing with setbacks in training and racing

14:15 – Marathon running strategy

16:15 – Early and sustained success in the marathon

19:30 – Pain threshold and dealing with acute discomfort in a race

23:05 – Thoughts on Men’s v/s Women’s marathon world record

26:05 – Thoughts on modern “super shoes”

30:20 – Favorite races

32:10 – Dealing with father’s death and daughter Isla’s cancer

35:35 – Current initiatives and work

39:30 – One character trait in Paula’s success

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Twitter: @paulajradcliffe

Instagram: @paula_radcliffe

Autobiography

Paula: My Story So Far – Amazon Link

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