Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Summer Olympics: Radcliffe Set to Run Marathon

After endless hours of rehab and miles and miles of pool running, marathon world record holder, Paula Radcliffe, is set to toe the line at the Olympic marathon (Eurospost.com story). Not many weeks ago the diagnosis of a painful and serious stress fracture in her femur put her trip to Beijing in serious doubt (previous post). But the British Olympic federation never lost faith in her, and she seems set to try to wipe away the disappointment of the Athens games with a standout marathon in Beijing. Whether she’s primed for such a performance after losing all that time on the road should be apparent fairly early in the hazy, hot, and humid conditions.

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