Anorak | The Running Woman

The Running Woman

by | 6th, May 2004

‘WE received the news that yet again we at Anorak had failed to make it into Time’s list of the 100 most powerful and influential people of 2004 with our customary equanimity.

‘By ‘eck, Joe. The sheep have got out of the bottom field’

That’s not to say we weren’t disappointed, of course, but we were happy to accept that the likes of Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch and even President George Dubya wield a bit more power than us.

Until, that is, we saw the name of Paula Radcliffe in the list.

Now, we have nothing against Paula in fact, we rather like the way her head goes all lopsided when she runs.

But power and influence? Is she going to take on Ariel Sharon over 5,000m with the winner given carte blanche to redraw the map of the Middle East?

Was it Paula’s marathon successes that finally persuaded Colonel Gadafi that he should seek a rapprochement with the West?

Or perhaps it was Paula’s triumph in last

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