Paula Radcliffe’s husband says doping authority should protect clean athletes

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Paula Radcliffe's husband and coach Gary Lough has said the World Anti-Doping Agency should step up and back the long distance runner after she was implicated in blood doping allegations.

"I am probably not happy with how Wada have handled this situation," Lough told BBC Radio 5 live. "I think this is a special circumstance and want them to come out and say this case is under review and there is no case to answer.

"That would definitely help us - that would be the only outcome of the investigation."

Lough went on to say we must "protect clean athletes" and that Wada needs to "come out and state there is no case to answer".

Radcliffe has defended three 'abnormal' blood results and categorically denied cheating after her data was made public.

The 41-year-old, who still holds the marathon world record, said she has been "almost abused" following the Sunday Times' allegations of doping in athletics.