Radcliffe to run in NY marathon after Athens flop

LONDON (Reuters) – World women’s marathon recordholder Paula Radcliffe, who failed to complete the Athens Olympics race, will run in the New York marathon on November 7. The 30-year-old Briton dropped out of both the marathon and the 10,000 meters in Athens last August. After starting as the favorite for the marathon, she pulled up in tears 6 kilometers from the finish and later described her experience in Greece as the most traumatic of her life. «I’m really looking forward to coming to race in New York,» Radcliffe said in a statement released by the organizers yesterday. «After the disappointment in Athens, it’s important to me to get back to enjoying racing. That’s why I want to come to New York.» Radcliffe will join a women’s field including Olympic bronze medallist Deena Kastor of the USA and defending champion Margaret Okayo of Kenya.