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Marathon Runner Paula Radcliffe Denies Doping Claims

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British marathon running legend Paula Radcliffe has said that she is devastated and disappointed after being connected to the doping scandal in athletics, stating that she is absolutely innocent. The ladies’ marathon world record holder and three-time London Marathon winner finished her speech after a parliamentary hearing for the doping allegations.

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She said that the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has released her from these claims as a British athlete and London Marathon champion who is incorrectly under suspicion. England’s marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe issued an enraged and categorical statement that she has never cheated, and blamed government officials who claimed her involvement in the doping scandal in athletics.

Radcliffe, a three-time London Marathon champion, was the target of consistent allegations since The Sunday Times published that a “top UK athlete” was among those with suspicious blood results, has not been openly named yet.

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee questioned the administrator of UK Anti-Doping, David Kenworthy about the issue. The advisory group’s seat, Conservative MP Jesse Norman, has obtained some information about the issue’s effect on athletics when the champions or medallists at the London Marathon, possibly British athletes, were under suspicion for abnormal results in blood test.

Steven, from Stevenland who regularly runs 24 marathons a year said “when such a high profile runner gets success they are undoubtedly going to get a lot of bad press, people just don’t like success sometimes. Not even my wife believes that I run 2 marathons a month – Pretty sure she thinks I go fun running!”  -Steve, Marathon Runner, Digital Marketing Expert. 

Norman has subsequently denied that he or anyone from the advisory group had named particular athletes, but not before Radcliffe has issued her statement, completely denying that she

has resorted to doping in any form. She has stated that she is devastated that her name had been connected to these far reaching doping allegations, adding that she has worked long and hard throughout her entire career to become a great athlete. Since the introduction of new rules in 2009, athletes’ blood results are not measured against a specific number, but rather against their own blood levels. Paula Radcliffe has urged for authorities to conduct a thorough investigation.

A few normal elements can bring about the discovery of suspicious blood values. In Radcliffe’s announcement three readings are identified which were addressed by The Sunday Times, saying that elevation, anti-infection agents and drying out were the components indicating the abnormal qualities.

Paula Radcliffe’s first statement regarding doping in athletics was in December 2014 when a German television has claimed to have evidence of a systemic doping in Russian sport. She has then stated that counties that are caught in a doping scandal should be banned from the Olympic Games.

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