Paula seeks a fourth NY Marathon
Seeking her fourth New York Marathon title on Sunday, Paula Radcliffe feels she could even break the course record.
"I believe the course record can be beaten and I can run faster but the main objective is to win the race," the 35-year-old Briton told reporters.
She said she was in good shape after a year that saw her underwent foot surgery, hamstring problems and tonsilitis.
Radcliffe set the world record of two hours 15 minutes 25 seconds at the 2003 London Marathon. The New York Marathon's record by Kenyan Margaret Okayo in 2003 is 2:22:31.
Radcliffe, who has been training at altitude in France, said she had put in enough training to warrant a good performance.
"I am confident I have the good long runs that I need behind me for the marathon," said Radcliffe who also won in New York in 2004 and 2007.
Her work would could be made easier with the withdrawals of Russia's Tatyana Petrova and Ethiopia's Dire Tune.
"I still feel it's a strong field," she said.
"It's (often) about how I feel on the day. It's very much about sticking to my race plan."