BBC Sport - Sports Personality: Paula Radcliffe marathon champion

Radcliffe's marathon win in 2002

In 2002, long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe was named Sports Personality of the Year.

That year Radcliffe made the decision to move her running up to marathon distance and was instantly rewarded as she set a world best time for a women's only race.

She went on to break the world record at the 2003 London Marathon and her time of two hours, 15 minutes, 25 seconds is yet to be beaten.

Radcliffe was the first woman in more than a decade to be honoured with the Sports Personality of the Year award.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.

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