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Tuesday, 5 November, 2002, 15:17 GMT
Another medal for Radcliffe
Paula Radcliffe poses with her MBE outside Buckingham Palace
Radcliffe gets an MBE to cap off a year to remember
Paula Radcliffe rounded off a successful year by collecting an MBE at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

It was the British athlete's sixth medal of a glittering season - and she received her latest accolade from The Queen.

Radcliffe said: "It means a great deal to me, it's a great honour and it really tops off an amazing year.

  Paula's amazing year
March Retains World Cross Country title
April Wins London marathon at first attempt
July Wins 5000m Commonwealth gold
August Wins European Ch'ship 10,000m gold
October Sets new marathon world record in Chicago of 2:17:18
November Awarded the MBE by the Queen

"To come here and receive this and to meet The Queen at the end of it just finishes it off perfectly."

The Commonwealth 5,000m champion and European 10,000m gold medallist received the MBE for services to athletics.

In a phenomenally successful year, she has also won the London Marathon and secured the World Cross Country title.

She also shattered the world record in the Chicago Marathon.


Paula's triumph

Steve Cram

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