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Paula Radcliffe credits daughter for her winning NYC Marathon

11/04/2007 at 04:22 PM ET

British athlete Paula Radcliffe, 33, won her second New York City Marathon today, and what got her to the finish line was her nine-month-old daughter Isla.

It was tough — I didn’t have the breathing problems I usually get towards the end, but my legs felt very tired. I just kept repeating to myself ‘I love you Isla’ to keep my rhythm going.

Dad is Paula’s husband and coach, Gary Lough.

Source: BBC

Thanks to CBB reader Catherine.

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I am amazed that 18 people commented how proud they were of Katie Holmes running a marathon with a mediocre result of 5.5 hours, but nobody commented under the Paula threat. Shame on you CBB readers. So, here I want to express my admiration for Paula. She had a baby less than a year ago and won a marathon. Paula you ROCK!

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