Check out Paula Radcliffe's impressive record:
- World record for the marathon: 2:15:25
- World record for the 10K: 30:21
- Half Marathon: 1:05:40
- 17 Olympic medals, 9 gold medals
The rest can be found here. Her races are so inspirational, and her perseverance despite her injuries keep me motivated.
I will be thinking of her running ahead of me on race day in New York on November 2nd. If that's not inspiration, to be able run the same course as her, then I don't know what is. Now if I could only meet her ... :)