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A Look Back To... The Career of Paula Fudge

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Paula Fudge
Fudge - World Record Holder over 5000m in 1981


Youngster Steph Twell (Aldershot, Farnham & District) continues to make athletics headlines as her consistent endurance progression continues at pace.


Recently announced as the Waterford Crystal European Athletics Rising Star of 2008, it marks yet another successful year where Twell has taken World Junior 1500m gold, made her Olympic debut and hopes to continue on to take an unprecedented third consecutive European Cross Country title in Belgium this December.


Steph Twell in Toro 2007
Young pretender Twell


She has also impressed at 3000m, lowering her PB recently to a magnificent 8.50.89 at the age of 19, and has long term plans to step up in distance with 5000m a possibility at either London 2012 or in 2016.


Now read about the first British woman to really make waves over 5000m.


In 1981 Paula Fudge broke the World 5000m record in Norway and enjoyed an impressive career with medals at Commonwealth Games and the European Indoors.



To learn more on this unique athlete, visit our Hall of Fame section to read about the career of Paula Fudge 


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