|European Championships, Munich 2002|
1. World XC
splashes to euro record
Paula Radcliffe fought hard against pouring rain to run an astonishing European 10,000m record 30:01.09 (2nd on the World List) in Munich.
She finished well ahead of the rest of the field, and 46.5 seconds ahead of silver medallist Sonia O'Sullivan, a feat which mad her time even more astonishing, as she had to run wide to pass lapped runners time after time.
This is only Radcliffe's second major track title.