Radcliffe’s marathon world record invalidated

The new rules, designed to discourage male pacemakers from helping women to achieve quicker times, means that Radcliffe’s mark, set at the 2003 London Marathon is no longer a women’s world record, but a world best. Her 2005 London time of 2:17:42 has been upgraded to the world record.

World Major Marathons (WMM) and the Association of International Marathons (AIMS) issued a joint statement calling the decision “unfair” and “confusing”

“The vast majority of women’s road races throughout the world are held in mixed conditions,” said the statement. “[And] the current situation where the fastest time is not now recognised as a record is confusing and unfair and does not respect the history of our sport.”

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