Friday, August 27, 1999 Published at 15:04 GMT 16:04 UK
Radcliffe wins silver in 10,000 metres
Radcliffe led the race until the final lap
Paula Radcliffe has won the silver medal in the 10,000 metres at the World Championship in Seville.
Wami finished in 30 minutes 24.56 seconds, the fastest time of the year.
In a thrilling finish, Radcliffe regained the lead at the bell only to see Wami rush by her with an incredible finishing kick.
Leroupe took over with three laps to go but could not sustain the punishing pace.
Radcliffe's silver was her first track medal after a succession of near misses at European, world and Olympic level.
Meanwhile, Cathy Freeman of Australia retained her title in the women's 400 metres, clocking in at 49.67 seconds - the second fastest time of the year.
Jamaica's Lorraine Graham improved on her best time to take the bronze in 49.92 seconds. There were no Americans in the final for the first time in championship history.
Freeman, 26, who became the first Aborigine to win an Olympic medal when she finished second at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, said she sensed Ruecker accelerating fast on her right as she crossed the finish line.
"I was so pleased and so relieved to cross that finish line," she said. "Yes, I was aware somebody was coming close to me on my right but I didn't know who it was."
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