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‘Podium potential’ cash opens new doors for brilliant distance runner

Radcliffe keeps options open for 10k race

Paula Radcliffe has not ruled herself out of running the Olympic 10,000 metres tomorrow, it was revealed today.

Heat exhaustion to blame, says doctor

Paula Radcliffe lost her chance of Olympic glory because she overheated, one of her medical advisors said yesterday.

Paula paid price for losing high stakes gamble

Losing is like dying. We all have to do it. The only question - and it is one which has assailed the spirit of Paula Radcliffe cruelly here these last few days - is how we go about it.

'She isn't a quitter... it was heartbreaking sight'

The former mile world record holder Steve Cram claimed last night that Paula Radcliffe should not be considered "a quitter" for failing to complete the marathon in Athens yesterday.

I felt numb, says dejected Paula

Paula Radcliffe admits she is still unsure why her bid for Olympic gold in the marathon in Athens went wrong yesterday.

Marathon: Radcliffe faces the most gruelling course of all

It was a wail - a far from usual sound for Paula Radcliffe. But as she stood, distracted, in the mixed zone in Sydney four years ago, bereft of tangible reward for leading the Olympic 10,000 metres for 20 of its 26 laps, her habitual poise had vanished.

Olympic Diary

Bedford's bike in breakdown

Cement dust threatens British hope at Olympics

As the most meticulous of planners, Paula Radcliffe, Britain's brightest Olympic gold medal hope, will have taken all necessary precautions to deal with the searing heat of Athens.

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker