Pregnant Pause: Record-Breaking Marathoner Paula Radcliffe to Go Easy in NY Mini 10K
Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain crosses the finish line during the 40th ING New York City Marathon on November 1, 2009 in New York City.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Updated at 2:30 PM EDT
Marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe plans to enter the New York Mini 10K next month, but she won't be trying to win.
That's because she'll be running for two: The Brit is expecting her second child in September.
The 36-year-old Radcliffe and friend Kara Goucher have the same due date. They decided the women-only event June 12 was a good way to get together before their travel is limited by pregnancy.
This is the first child for the 32-year-old Goucher. The American finished third at the 2009 Boston Marathon and 2008 New York City Marathon, when Radcliffe won her third NYC title.
Radcliffe has a 3-year-old daughter, Isla.
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