Paula Fudge

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Paula Fudge (née Yeoman; born 30 March 1952) is a retired female long-distance runner from England, who competed in the late 1970s and the 1980s in the women's marathon and half marathon. Fudge set her personal best (2:29:47) in the classic distance on 30 October 1988, finishing in third place at the Chicago Marathon. In 1981 she set a world record for the 5000 metres with 15.14.51. Her twin sister Ann Ford was also a successful international distance runner. Ford's results include finishing 4th at the 1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom and  England
1978 Commonwealth Games Edmonton, Canada 1st 3000 m 9:12.95
1979 World Cross Country Championships Limerick, Ireland 17th
1981 World Cross Country Championships Madrid, Spain 28th
1982 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 3rd 3000 m 8:56.96
World Cross Country Championships Rome, Italy 14th
1985 World Cross Country Championships Lisbon, Portugal 56th
Columbus Marathon Columbus, Ohio, United States 1st Marathon 2:35:10
1986 London Marathon London, England 5th Marathon 2.32.25
World Road Race Championships Lisbon, Portugal 20th 15 km 50:51
1987 Reading Half Marathon Reading, England 1st Half marathon 1:12:45[1]
London Marathon London, England 4th Marathon 2:32:28
Greifenseelauf Canton of Zürich, Switzerland 1st 19.5 km 1:09:35
World Championships Rome, Italy 17th Marathon 2:42:42
World Road Race Championships Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 15 km 49:43
1988 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States 3rd Marathon 2:29:47


  1. ^ Stan Eldon. "Reading Half Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 

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