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…