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British Marathoner Paula Radcliffe's Road Troubles

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British marathoner Paula Radcliffe's, who famously broke down in the womens marathon at the Athens Olympics, had little trouble winning the Flora London Marathon, but she did suffer a very public unscheduled stop

Paula Radcliffe apologised to the nation today after sparking fears of a repeat of her Olympic failure by making a surprise stop en route to her Flora London Marathon victory.

Alarmed supporters held their breath as Radcliffe first slowed and then crouched down by the side of the road for several seconds four miles from the finish.

But to widespread relief she was soon back on track to cruise to victory and it emerged that she had been suffering from stomach cramps and had stopped for a toilet break.

Nothing like a live potty break in front of the TV cameras and hundreds of thousands of spectators. In case you're wondering if it was #1 or #2, we're guessing she'd have peed all over herself without even slowing down...


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Just one more reason I am n... (Below threshold)
Just Me:

Just one more reason I am not a marathoner.

Been there, done that. No ... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Been there, done that. No other options when you're running. Either stop or keep running and the latter option's worse than the first, under certain circumstances.

After the past few days, I ... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

After the past few days, I refuse to criticize ANYONE for taking time out for a bathroom break.

Speaking of which...

J.

Hope you feel better soon, ... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Hope you feel better soon, J. Should run it's course (ha) soon, as to your bug -- but a doctor can help you if not already.

Jay, you didn't mail her a ... (Below threshold)
epador:

Jay, you didn't mail her a postcard or anything, did you?

There was a woman about 20 ... (Below threshold)

There was a woman about 20 or 25 years ago, if I recall, who didn't stop for #2, either. She just kept on going.

ABC put her in some kind of on Wide World of Sports special tribute show about dedicated athletes. I'm sure a bit of googling would turn her up.

It was one of the freakiest things I've seen on network TV.

Did that pose and descripti... (Below threshold)
SA:

Did that pose and description ... turn anyone on? ;)

Another "good" reason to wear yellow shorts!

that reminds me of the most... (Below threshold)
Cancon:

that reminds me of the most amazing thing, sports related I've ever seen,

I've always found the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon fascinating, this was a few decades back, one woman was leading the females, and she was mere yards from the finish line when she hit the wall, a term I have never heard of, her legs all went wobbly, she kept going on wobbly legs but then she fell to the ground and couldn't get back up, so
she was crawling towards the finish, having lost control of all bowel movements, ew.....

and the person in 2nd place came jogging by, fresh as a daisy to capture first place but this woman kept crawling to get 2nd place

more amazing was they interviewed her 15 minutes later and she looked fresh as a daisy, after a nice shower and change of clothes.....

I'd be in the ambulance on route to hospital, well I'd be the ambulance during the bike riding section in Hawaiian heat climbing up Hawaiian hills

Hey I think me and Gaijinbi... (Below threshold)
Cancon:

Hey I think me and Gaijinbiker are talking about the same athlete maybe?

Yep, you're talking about t... (Below threshold)
jen:

Yep, you're talking about the same woman. I saw that too. I didn't know whether to admire or pity her dedication.

Usually you need peep-holes... (Below threshold)
McCain:

Usually you need peep-holes to gawk at women in the loo. What is the challenge in this?

There's a notorius video cl... (Below threshold)
Palmateer:

There's a notorius video clip of a lady "losing it" while weight lifting that made the Internet rounds. It's probably still on my HD somewhere...

Has WILLisms.com seen this?... (Below threshold)
Zsa Zsa:

Has WILLisms.com seen this?

An Eastern European woman f... (Below threshold)

An Eastern European woman finished about 10 minutes after Paula and vomited. Not too disgusting, you may think, but because she'd been eating and drinking nothing but Lucozade and weird health shakes for the past few days it looked like a pint of bright orange egg yolks. A couple of minutes later an African woman ran in, and she passed a patch on the road that looked very muxh like an omelette.

That reminds me of a joke..... (Below threshold)

That reminds me of a joke...

One day a sailor looks out and sees a pirate ship in the distance. He runs to the captain and tells him. The captain cries "bring me my red shirt." The pirate ship attacks, and the crew prevails.

The next day the sailor looks out and sees two pirate ships in the distance. He runs to the captain and tells him. The captain cries, "bring me my red shirt." The pirate ships attack, and the crew prevails.

The sailor asks the captain why he always calls for his red shirt when they are about to be attacked by pirates. The captain says, "So that when I am hurt, the crew will not see my blood and lose hope."

The next day the sailor looks out and sees ten pirate ships in the distance. He runs to the captain and tells him. The captain cries, "bring me my brown pants."

don't know what everyone is... (Below threshold)
horsemale:

don't know what everyone is talking about it for its not as if anyone saw anything

How can i win the Marathon ... (Below threshold)
Daniel Edworthy:

How can i win the Marathon down in Exeter next Sunday?

Easy- run faster than every... (Below threshold)
rosignol:

Easy- run faster than everyone else.

...and you may want to consider wearing depends.

The Ironman runner/crawler ... (Below threshold)
anon:

The Ironman runner/crawler was Julie Moss in 1982

<a href="http://boss.stream... (Below threshold)
SB:

Julie Moss.
Shouldn't laugh...




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