Paula Radcliffe no longer part of UK track plans
Paula Radcliffe's funding from a national program for top-level athletes has been withdrawn, as the British marathon runner is no longer part of UK Athletics' long-term plans.
The 38-year-old Radcliffe missed the London Olympics with an injury and has only competed in one marathon since 2009, in Beijing last year, where she finished third.
UK Athletics said Monday she will no longer receive funding from the National Lottery program, which from now on will only be given to athletes who are seen as medal contenders at global championships in the next Olympic cycle.
It previously also went to athletes with top-eight potential. Radcliffe holds the women's marathon world record and had been on podium-level funding, the highest level of support which provides athletes with up to £26,000 ($42,000 US) a year.