New York City Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe celebrates her win with daughter Isla. The 33-year-old world record holder won the marathon just 10 months after giving birth to her daughter.
As she crossed the finish line in Central Park more than 20 seconds ahead of anyone else, Radcliffe draped herself in the Union flag and cradled her nine-month old daughter Isla as she kissed her husband Gary and waved to the crowds.
She said she felt “stronger” both mentally and physically after giving birth to daughter Isla in January and added that she had run throughout her pregnancy.
Around 38,000 people were taking part in today’s race and around two million cheering spectators supported the runners along the city’s streets.