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Expect more fireworks from Paula!
Around the Academy:

Paula Radcliffe shows off another gold medal
Paula will be hoping to add to her medal collection

Paula Radcliffe's coach Alex Stanton speaks to the Academy

Paula's had a phenomenal couple of years but she deserves everything she's got.

She trains so hard, she gives up so much.

She shuts herself away at her home in the mountains in France and just train.

I do go up there sometimes.

She'll just get ready and nothing else matters to her and her husband.

It's not a glamourous lifestyle up there. All you do is get up, train and then go to bed again!

She's got a great team working with her though. Physios, fitness instructors, people who sort her food.

Alex Stanton receives his coach award from MP Richard Caborn
Alex Stanton's efforts are recognised from above

And if you get it all clicking together you are suddenly in a position where you are going to make great times.

Everything has to be dead right to make the right times.

And although Paula's done these great times and won all these races, she's as hungry as ever.

But she would pack it all in if she wasn't enjoying her running.

She will not go into a race knowing she's not dead right.

You are not always going to win but she'll never run half-hearted.

Many people ask if Paula can run even faster.

Well, if it's the right course, with the right weather and in the right company, then Paula can go faster.

Enjoy your athletics everybody! Perhaps one day you can be running like Paula.

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Star is born
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Did you know?
Paula lives in Leicester

She can't train all the time there?
No. Her and Gary spend much of their time training in altitude in Font Romeu in France.

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