Paula Radcliffe and Olympic heroes take part in National Lottery Anniversary Run
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Sporting heroes joined 15,000 people at The National Lottery Anniversary Run at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Runner Paula Radcliffe joined boxer Nicola Adams, and cyclists Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton as they were cheered on by 30,000 spectators.
It was the first time the Olympic Stadium opened its doors since last summer’s London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Hoy, Great Britain’s most successful Olympian, officially started the race, while Pendleton swapped the Velodrome for the running track to run the five-mile course with Paula Radcliffe and members of the public, including 1,000 Newham residents.
Newham Mayor, Sir Robin Wales, also started the race alongside Camelot Chief Executive Dianne Thompson.
First across the stadium finishing line was Alex Cornwell from Woodford Green, who completed the course in 25 minutes and 40 seconds.
Middlesbrough sisters Josephine and Philippa Stone made it a family affair as the first women to cross the finish line with times of 28:14 and 30:56 respectively.
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Paula Radcliffe finished in 32 minutes and 27 seconds while Victoria Pendleton clocked 36:43 for her five miles.