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Athletics: Paula hits back.

World marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe yesterday refuted suggestions she faces a burnout.

The 31-year-old will chase a third Flora London Marathon title on Sunday and she is unperturbed by criticism made at the weekend by Liz McColgan, who feels Radcliffe should have rested and let her body recover after her Olympic nightmare in Athens.

Radcliffe said: 'Liz is someone I look up to and I don't want to get into a slanging match.

'She hasn't spoken to me since last year and if she was genuinely concerned, I'm sure she would have contacted me
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 13, 2005
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