Paula Radcliffe to make comeback in Worcester City 10k race

Marathon runner Paula Radcliffe
Paula Radcliffe says the Worcester 10k will give her a chance to check her fitness levels

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe will make her comeback at the Worcester City 10k in September.

The 40-year-old has not run competitively since having surgery on her foot following the Vienna half marathon in Austria in 2012.

Radcliffe is planning to finish her career at next year's London Marathon and will use the Worcester event to ease herself back into racing.

"It will give me a chance to see how my fitness is developing," she said.

Did you know?
Radcliffe joined Bedford and County Athletics Club at the age of 11
She has a first-class degree in modern languages
After breaking the marathon world record in Chicago she was awarded an MBE

Radcliffe is also the world record holder for a 10k road race and has won gold medals at the World and European Championships as well as the Commonwealth Games.

She set the world marathon record in London in 2003 and has won the race on three occasions.

The Worcester race has been organised by former 1,500m world champion Steve Cramexternal-link and is designed to encourage families to take to the streets and get fit.

Radcliffe will take her seven-year-old daughter Isla to a one-mile run for under 11s as part of the event on 21 September.