Team GB captain Paula Radcliffe led over 20,000 UK runners against the rest of the globe in the Nike+ Human Race this weekend. The world’s largest one-day running event saw 25 cities around the globe compete in a 10k race on the same day.
James Clark, 30, from Surrey finished in 31 minutes 55 seconds and Lucilla Andreucci, 38, from London completed the race in 36 minutes and 22 seconds to become the fastest male and female runners. Runners were treated to an exclusive pre-race concert from DJ and singer-songwriter, Moby, band of the moment Pendulum and Detroit DJ Carl Craig. Across the globe runners were pumped up to perform by concerts including Kanye West in LA and Kelly Rowland in Paris.
At her first running event since Beijing, this was a fitting welcome home for Paula: “I’ve raced all over the world during my career including the London marathon numerous times, but running the Nike+ Human Race at Wembley was truly unique. Racing with runners in my hometown of London was made even more special knowing we are also one of 25 cities running together, supporting the same great causes and sharing in the same amazing Nike+ Human Race experience!”
The first race kicked off in Taipei, Taiwan, with the last race held in LA. All runners were racing to support the three official Nike+ Human Race charitable partners: the Lance Armstrong Foundation, WWF and the UN refugee agency’s ninemillion.org campaign.