Paula Radcliffe takes New York

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Paula Radcliffe is now the mother of two: daughter Isla was born in 2007and son Raphael arrived in 2010.

On this day in 2007, English runner Paula Radcliffe won her second New York City Marathon. Just months after giving birth to her first child, Radcliffe finished the race in an astonishing 2 hours, 23 minutes and 9 seconds, the second-fastest time by a woman on the course in history. Already the owner of the fastest marathon time ever (2:15:25 at the London Marathon in 2003) and a slew of other marathon titles, Radcliffe went on to win the New York City Marathon again in 2008 and was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. Radcliffe, who is now 39 years old, qualified for the 2012 London Olympics but had to withdraw due to a foot injury.