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tiredwithtwins Aug 23rd 2004 11:25 am

poor old paula radcliffe
 
...god that was a mightmare to watch her give up!
the news websites all say it was due to heat exhaustion, unavoidable despite all the training.

poor lass.....

sue

simbacat Aug 23rd 2004 12:46 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 

Originally Posted by tiredwithtwins
...god that was a mightmare to watch her give up!
the news websites all say it was due to heat exhaustion, unavoidable despite all the training.

poor lass.....

sue

How did the 2 other British woman manage?

bridiej Aug 23rd 2004 1:07 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 
Dont they go on though - you'd think she was going to save the world or something!

tiredwithtwins Aug 23rd 2004 2:46 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 

Originally Posted by simbacat
How did the 2 other British woman manage?


25th and 27th I think.........or 22nd and 27th. something like that.
one of the papers said the english fans were all going potty in the stadium waiting for her, and when she didnt come in, the place just fell silent!!

The Koalas Aug 23rd 2004 3:22 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 

Originally Posted by tiredwithtwins
25th and 27th I think.........or 22nd and 27th. something like that.
one of the papers said the english fans were all going potty in the stadium waiting for her, and when she didnt come in, the place just fell silent!!

I just saw paula on the BBC and she was devastated and very tearful, what a shame she did not finish. :(

Lion in Winter Aug 23rd 2004 5:13 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 
http://sport.guardian.co.uk/olympics...289172,00.html

When you hit The Wall you hit The Wall - even world class athletes.

Arron Aug 23rd 2004 5:32 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 

Originally Posted by tiredwithtwins
...god that was a mightmare to watch her give up!
the news websites all say it was due to heat exhaustion, unavoidable despite all the training.

poor lass.....

sue

6 months without anything to eat, and then the site of all them fast food joints en-route, the poor girl just caved in.

Don Aug 23rd 2004 7:15 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 
She threw it last time round in the 10000 metres.

No guts?

Manc Aug 23rd 2004 7:33 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 

Originally Posted by Don
She threw it last time round in the 10000 metres.

No guts?

Kelly Holmes just did the biz though

Don Aug 23rd 2004 7:35 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 

Originally Posted by Manc
Kelly Holmes just did the biz though

So my wife says. Stuck upstairs looking after the two class of 2020 Olympians (getting a quote for some building work).

Manc Aug 23rd 2004 7:42 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 

Originally Posted by Don
So my wife says. Stuck upstairs looking after the two class of 2020 Olympians (getting a quote for some building work).

Bob the Builder more like.

Tone Aug 23rd 2004 8:10 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 
Just checked out the 6 O'clock BBC news and Paula is the newslead, but when you see her story of missed Olympic Gold followed by that of the starvation happening in Sudan then you wonder where on earth the BBC get their priorities.

Come on Paula, look at the scenes from Sudan that'll stop your self pity.

Manc Aug 23rd 2004 8:12 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 

Originally Posted by Tone
Just checked out the 6 O'clock BBC news and Paula is the newslead, but when you see her story of missed Olympic Gold followed by that of the starvation happening in Sudan then you wonder where on earth the BBC get their priorities.

Come on Paula, look at the scenes from Sudan that'll stop your self pity.

Paula looks like she needs to get herself down to Greggs herself though.

Kentish Man Aug 23rd 2004 9:35 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 
Paula's got no bottle simple as that. She choked!!!

Lion in Winter Aug 23rd 2004 10:48 pm

Re: poor old paula radcliffe
 

Originally Posted by Kentish Man
Paula's got no bottle simple as that. She choked!!!


You try running 26.2 miles in 90 degree heat doing 5 minute miles and up hills, with pollution and asthma.
I've been there (not the five minute mile part, no way in hell, I'm a plodder, nor the asthma). If you get overheated you can't do a damn thing about it - the brain and the body shut down.


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