LONDON – Paula Radcliffe said a conversation with her eight-year-old daughter convinced her she was doing the right thing in bowing out of the London Marathon. The 41-year-old English distance-running great is set to compete in the race for the final time this Sunday -- 12 years on from setting a world record of two hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds on the course that still stands. However, this weekend will see Radcliffe among the massed ranks of fun-runners, rather than as a member of the elite field. Radcliffe said: "I will always go out for runs and things, I just won't be preparing to be competitive in races and really putting everything into going away on training camps and things like that. "She looked at me and said 'But Mummy, you really haven't been competitive for a few years now'," added Radcliffe.