PAULA RADCLIFFE SETS MARATHON WORLD RECORD; London, 2003

In 2003, Paula Radcliffe successfully defended her London Marathon title with an epic run that established a new world record time – a record that remains to this day.

Setting a fierce pace from the very start, she crossed the line in 2hrs, 15mins and 25secs, a full 1min and 53secs faster than the previous best mark she’d set in Chicago the previous year.

This fabulous work represents an aerial view of the Marathon’s route and plots Radcliffe’s progression through London. The crosshair signifies the starting point of the race. Each kilometre is shown as a concentric circle in gold, growing in width the further along the route that point is. The silver markings represent the increase and decrease in Paula’s speed throughout each 5-mile split, whilst the gloss layer showcases the official 5-mile split times.

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