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Yes or No?
I still think she owes us a proper explanation, she broke down again yesterday crying and didn't have a clue went wrong.
If she stopped because she was tired and couldn't go on , fair enough, although she maybe didn't train properly and could have done better.
Was there something wrong with her preparation because she had months if not years to get it right.
If however she stopped and gave up because she wasn't going to get a medal then she deserves no sympathy at all.
She may be the fastest marathon runner in the world but unfortunately that doesn't appear the case when it comes to doing it in the heat.

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And uphill most the way.

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it doesn't take a moron to work out that it's going to be really [****!!****] hot in Greece in August, and the course was known in advance so there can't be any excuses. Most of the field finished didn't they?

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Yeah well before you start slaggin her off u ought to know that she hasnt been in a marathon for more than a year, because of injury and what not.

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Yeah ........lets knock a World Beater who has an off day.......The British Way!!!

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She's as entitled to a off day as anyone else. It's just a real shame, especially for her, that her off day was on such an important occasion.

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Lets hope she wins the 10,000m on Friday.

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Nige, Fck me fella you have excelled yourself on this one mate.....

The Girl has trained for 4 yrs for this one event. She fcks up and you start slating here. I just don't agree with you on this one.

Why does she owe us an explanation. Do you tell us when you fck up at work....ermmm NO!!!!

To be honest anyone who runs 26 miles for what ever reason deserves a pat on the back in my books.

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Has she confirmed that she will run on Friday?

Feel sorry for her, she must have both physical and mental courage to run marathons and win them in style, she is a Champion.

I think the pressure on her was that immense that when things went downhill (no pun intended)
she just had a mental collapse. The UK is used to disappointment at the major sporting events (which is not a acceptable attitude)but in this case I think we should show support for the Girl.
Her achievements and patriotism out weigh the heartache.

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I've not slated her Bridge, mearly played "Devil's Advocate."
In the cold light of day, I think you'd have to say she's fecked up big time somewhere!

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Like earlier posts have said bud, will all have off day's. It's just sad to see someone in such a state thats all.

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What,a state like this Bridge? <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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There was an article in The Times on Monday by Aki Riihilahti - the Palace midfielder comparing footballers to Olympic atheletes. He said how footballers at the highest level are always in the public eye and are under constant pressure to perform. If you have an off day you are rightly slated by the fans and critics although sometimes it is not your fault. The pressure lasts all season for 38/46 games. But he said the advantage is if something does go wrong it is only four days until the next match when it can be put right or at least your own performance can improve.

Not so for an Olympic athelete who is in the public eye for two weeks every four years and then has one moment to perform. He did not know if he would be able to live his sporting life like that. What if you wake up with a cold and then have to wait for four years to correct your faults.

In fairness to Paula she has dismissed this not properly prepared nonsense. The question is whether there is an underlying injury or illness or whether she just had a bad day. If it is the first one all you can have is sympathy for the lass and we can all agree that life is a bitch. If it is the latter then I think you have to be disappointed as I am sure she will be in herself. But it does not make her a bad athlete and certainly no disgrace. She is arguably the greatest british female athlete ever.

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Nige....you may of left yourself wide open there fella, but that cracks me up....PMSL

God i'm so two faced..LOL

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I'm West Ham mate, get in there first <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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I just popped into the St Albans Forum and there's a Radcliffe thread there too, most of them slating her.
I also noticed my two best friends on there, Zealster & EFm, The Firm, The Voice <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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To be quite honest, I think some of the pundits on BBC TV coverage should be shot !

That tear-[***!!***] interview was shown over and over and over and over again !

Talk about trial by television !

Perhaps Jeremy Paxo whould have done the interview !

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MHL said:
Has she confirmed that she will run on Friday?

She has been entered in the race but can pull out at any time before the start.

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BREAKING NEWS:

Paula Radcliffe has today confirmed she will run tonight in the final of the 9000m.

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LOL
it will be an absolute joke if she wins it!
you can just see it now. all programming on the BBC will be cancelled on Saturday to show replay after replay of her winning the race!





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