Thursday, August 13, 2009

paula radcliffe to run 2009 nyc half marathon!

the new york road runners announced yesterday that paula radcliffe will run the 4th nyc half marathon this sunday! radcliffe's won the 2008 nyc marathon last november and will now go head to head with fellow olympian, deena kastor, in the race this weekend!

from the nyrr press release:

"Making her first start of the year after being sidelined with a foot injury and looking to test her fitness, marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain will run in the fourth annual NYC Half-Marathon on Sunday, August 16, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg. Radcliffe last competed nearly 10 months ago when she won her third ING New York City Marathon. She had bunion surgery on her right foot in March. The NYC Half-Marathon will be her first-ever half-marathon in the United States."

not to be overshadowed, on the men's side, olympian ryan hall will be in the field!

UPDATE: paula radcliffe won the 2009 nyc half marathon and ryan hall took 3rd place in the men's race!

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