Paula Radcliffe Top 55 Quotes Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who, Nationality, Biography

Most of the audience may be familiar with Paula Radcliffe, a former British long-distance runner. She was born on December 17, 1973, and she went on to win the London Marathon, the Chicago Marathon in 2002, and the New York Marathon three times. She was previously the fastest female marathoner of all time.

She is also a past world champion in the marathon, half marathon, and cross country races. Her record as the European champion over 10,000 meters made her more well-known throughout the country, as he had won the silver medal in the 10,000 meters at the 1999 World Championships. It’s a shame for her because he never won an Olympic medal.

She is also the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the IAAF World Athlete of the Year, the Laureus World Comeback of the Year, a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), and the AIMS World Athlete of the Year three times. However, she retires from competitive running after the 2015 London Marathon. Now, have a look at her best 55 quotes, which are listed below.

  1. “You can be strong and true to yourself without being rude or loud.”― Paula Radcliffe

  2. “There’s always going to be somebody who takes a dislike to you and you can’t waste time worrying about it.”― Paula Radcliffe

  3. “Never set limits, go after your dreams, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries. And laugh a lot – it’s good for you!”― Paula Radcliffe

  4. “If I start planning then that’s dangerous because then I have a target that I’m blinkered towards and I won’t listen to the warning signs quite so much. I’d rather be in shape and then look around and say there’s a race next week and jump into that than have it planned.”― Paula Radcliffe

  5. “When you get close to race day, there’s that anticipation and excitement – it’s the same whatever level you’re running at because the marathon is like a festival.”― Paula Radcliffe

  6. “Yeah, ideally, I’d probably wish to be more anonymous. But scrutiny and success go together. And I want to be successful.”― Paula Radcliffe

  7. “I’m not meek at all.”― Paula Radcliffe

  8. “For an athlete, the biggest pressure comes from within. You know what you want to do and what you’re capable of.”― Paula Radcliffe

  9. “You see, with me, when I’m nervous, I smile and laugh.”― Paula Radcliffe

  10. “Every time I go out and race it’s a goal to go out and run faster than I’ve done before.”― Paula Radcliffe

  11. “I have been doing 120 miles a week, when normally I would do about 140.”― Paula Radcliffe

  12. “You can wish as hard as you like but all that really matters is the shape you’re in on the day of the race. I’ve always felt these really big races aren’t necessarily won by whoever is the fastest. They’re won by the athlete who is the smartest and in the best shape on the day.”― Paula Radcliffe


  14. “I prefer to be in tune with my surroundings and to be aware of things. I like listening to my foot strike and my breathing. It can be quite soothing.”― Paula Radcliffe

  15. “I set myself some specific goals, but the key one is just getting myself into as good a shape as possible for one day this year: the Olympic marathon.”― Paula Radcliffe

  16. “From my training I can get a good idea of what I’m capable of.”― Paula Radcliffe

  17. “I am not going to let Athens affect the rest of my life.”― Paula Radcliffe

  18. “A half marathon is a good way to have a bit of fun and race against those girls and learn a bit more about them. The world half marathon is a world championship at the end of the day and it’s important. I’ve win it twice and it’s a quality event.”― Paula Radcliffe

  19. “I can’t imagine living and not running.”― Paula Radcliffe

  20. “It’s totally different from last year because I came in with good shape with no health worries so it was about going out there and running well and enjoying it.”― Paula Radcliffe

  21. “I would be happy with an Olympic bronze. What I don’t have is an Olympic medal.”― Paula Radcliffe

  22. “I am not driven by any bitterness by what happened in Athens. I learnt a lot of lessons from it and probably came through it a stronger person in the end. There have been a lot of near misses, and that’s taught me to keep persevering and that there is a chance it can come right.”― Paula Radcliffe

  23. “It’s important that athletes can compete on a level playing field. And youngsters coming into the sport can know that if they are working hard and training hard, they’ll see a true reflection of where they stand and what they can achieve worldwide and not be swayed by people who are cheating.”― Paula Radcliffe

  24. “In my Olympic history I don’t think I have achieved my potential as an athlete. That’s what I want when I look back at my career. I want to be able to say I gave it my best shot.”― Paula Radcliffe

  25. “I just want to be in the best shape I can be. Not to stand on that start line and say: ‘Oh my God, I have this injury and that injury.’ I just want to be able to go out and race.”― Paula Radcliffe

  26. “No one remembers who came fourth.”― Paula Radcliffe

  27. “As an athlete, there are advantages being with a team and getting regular physio.”― Paula Radcliffe

  28. “To represent your country at a home Olympics is something special and I’m over the moon to be selected for Team GB. I was pleased to get the qualifying time in Berlin earlier this year and my sole focus is getting in the right shape for London.”― Paula Radcliffe

  29. “You can’t magic yourself back 10 years.”― Paula Radcliffe

  30. “I prefer just a women’s race. It’s a totally different game mentally.”― Paula Radcliffe

  31. “At big championships it’s not the fastest person, it’s the person who gets it right on the day.”― Paula Radcliffe


  33. “In the marathon anything can happen.”― Paula Radcliffe

  34. “An Olympic medal won’t define my whole life, although it might look like it to onlookers. When I look back, I should have been able to get an Olympic medal.”― Paula Radcliffe

  35. “I have always run as hard as I can. You are not going to run any harder with or without men. You are running on your own two feet.”― Paula Radcliffe

  36. “I try not to worry about things that I can’t control.”― Paula Radcliffe

  37. “I don’t feel guilty in having pleasure!”― Paula Radcliffe

  38. “I cry all the time.”― Paula Radcliffe

  39. “I deliberately returned slowly to training after Raphael was born and everything, apart from being bitten by a dog whilst out training in Monaco at the beginning of the year, has gone pretty well.”― Paula Radcliffe

  40. “I’m confident of what I have to achieve in the buildup to London 2012.”― Paula Radcliffe

  41. “I have not had the chance to go out there and do myself justice in an Olympic marathon yet. I have not been able to get to an Olympic marathon injury-free yet.”― Paula Radcliffe

  42. “I apologize to people when I need to.”― Paula Radcliffe

  43. “I actually got a nice surprise about being a mother because I expected it to be harder and to have to make more adaptations.”― Paula Radcliffe

  44. “I’ve always been good at putting things behind me – I fall apart, do my crying bit and then put it away and move it.”― Paula Radcliffe

  45. “I’ve been to three Olympics and I don’t feel I’ve ever quite achieved my best at any of them.”― Paula Radcliffe

  46. “If you look back at my marathons and ask whether I would swap one of them for my one balls-up, of course I would. But you can’t choose. You have to make the best of it on the day.”― Paula Radcliffe

  47. “I can swim I’m not bad, but not great.”― Paula Radcliffe

  48. “I’ve had a lot of success over the years racing in New York, but the main point is that I feel the marathon is a different event, a lot more my event.”― Paula Radcliffe

  49. “I have always loved running on the roads, ever since I used to take part in relays for my club when I was 12 and 13. I felt really at home on the surface.”― Paula Radcliffe

  50. “Plenty of people who are 38 have run really well in the marathon.”― Paula Radcliffe

  51. “Actually I don’t choose to expose myself in public. I choose to compete; the other side just comes with the package.”― Paula Radcliffe

  52. “I have achieved a lot and I’m grateful for that – I’m just a bit greedy because I want to add the Olympics. It’s once every four years – everyone wants it and very few people get it.”― Paula Radcliffe

  53. “I took a lot of bad things after Athens. I just learnt to deal with it. The problem was beforehand I had this feeling where I was trying to please everybody – I wanted everybody to like me.”― Paula Radcliffe

  54. “I don’t like going away from my children.”― Paula Radcliffe

  55. “Running gives me a lot of pleasure. It’s something I’ll always do, as long as I can.”― Paula Radcliffe