Radcliffe set her marathon world record – two hours 15 minutes 25 seconds – in 2003
8 September 2015
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Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe has “categorically” denied any form of cheating.
The 41-year-old Briton said questions raised during a parliamentary select committee “effectively implicated” her in the Sunday Times’
allegations of blood doping
Jesse Norman MP suggested London Marathon winners and medallists and “potentially British athletes” were under suspicion.
Radcliffe was not specifically named.
But she is a three-time London Marathon winner and the only British athlete since 1996 to triumph at the event – though Norman later tweeted that he had not made any allegation against individual athletes.
Jesse Norman wrote on Twitter that he had not accused Radcliffe specifically
Following the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing, Radcliffe issued a
saying she was “devastated” her name had been “linked to these wide-ranging accusations”.
The Sunday Times published data from 5,000 athletes, which it had reviewed by scientists and said revealed an “extraordinary extent of cheating”.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) called the allegations “sensationalist and confusing” and denied it had failed in its duty to carry out effective blood testing.
Source:: BBC UK