April 20, 2005

Paula Radcliffe takes a dump on the streets of London: and still wins the London marathon by more than five minutes, with the third fastest women's marathon time ever. "I didn't really want to resort to that in front of hundreds of thousands of people."

posted by Steve-o to other at 12:10 PM - 24 comments

There should be a special award for that.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:30 PM on April 20, 2005

So, are we talking she stops to log off 15 miles in to the race...?

posted by chris2sy at 12:31 PM on April 20, 2005

Well, I can see that there would be endorsement opportunities, like Depends, Immodium or Charmin.

posted by chris2sy at 12:36 PM on April 20, 2005

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:38 PM on April 20, 2005

This event has been commemorated with a t-shirt..

posted by blarp at 12:43 PM on April 20, 2005

In the greedy world of sports, it's nice, for a change, to hear about an athlete that gives a crap.

posted by dzot at 01:09 PM on April 20, 2005

So true. This might be gross, but hey, it's better than quitting.

posted by chicobangs at 01:22 PM on April 20, 2005

I did my first triathlon last summer, and probably my most vivid memory from it was towards the last stretch of the run, when I overtook and passed this poor woman who was running along, obviously in great pain, with brown-stained shorts and semiliquid crap all over the backs of her legs. I was really grossed out, but also pretty impressed that she was hanging in what had to be an awful situation.

posted by cobra! at 01:35 PM on April 20, 2005

"Oh man, you just stepped in a big pile of shit!" "It happens." "What? Shit?" "Sommetiiimes." "Laatuh on, I fowwwned out that guy maaade a lot of monaaaaay from a t-shirt or somethanng."

posted by mayerkyl at 01:38 PM on April 20, 2005

She actually crapped right on the road, right? So, are there, like, laws about such things in London? Or maybe public humiliation is payment enough.

posted by Uncle Toby at 02:06 PM on April 20, 2005

1.Scoop it up 2.Sell it on ebay 3.profit

posted by justgary at 02:30 PM on April 20, 2005

Gives a whole new meaning to "pooper Scooper"

posted by daddisamm at 03:29 PM on April 20, 2005

In a situation like this, you really have to feel sorry for the guy who decided to run the London Marathon with bare feet. I didn't see the "event" on TV, but I did get up from bed just in time to see the second-place woman do the most spectacular barf I've ever seen. The stream must have landed about 5 feet away... I can tell you this, it put me right of my Weetabix.

posted by afx237vi at 03:30 PM on April 20, 2005

Well, on the bright side, few will remember Athens NOW.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:34 PM on April 20, 2005

Nice little poem there UGUYS. Reminded me of Pointy Birds.

posted by squealy at 05:12 PM on April 20, 2005

This sure is a pretty shitty topic. I know the whole world is going down the toilet, however this thread is crap. It reminds me of something that came out of the south end of a north bound horse. I knew I had a crappy day but this thread is really like the shit hitting the fan

posted by BigAl4Auburn at 11:51 PM on April 20, 2005

"Who was second?" Paula asked Sue Barker in her post-run interview. "We don't know - they haven't finished yet!"

posted by JJ at 05:04 AM on April 21, 2005

It never surprises me when this happens. I grew up watching my dad run marathons and learned very early in life that some of the very best atheletes lose control of their bowels. And don't even get me started on bloody nipples. The poor buggers are just victims of chafing.

posted by usfbull at 08:21 AM on April 21, 2005

"Who was second?" "I don't know about second, but you definitely are the no.2"

posted by garfield at 09:11 AM on April 21, 2005

Does this make Paula a log distance runner?

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:08 AM on April 21, 2005

I can only imagine the look on people's feces...

posted by smithers at 11:08 AM on April 21, 2005

More endorsement ideas: brown & serve breakfast sausages and UPS, what can brown do for you? Sit back and watch the cash roll in.

posted by chris2sy at 11:31 AM on April 21, 2005

I would like to be the first person in this thread to use the word excrement. Excrement. That was fun.

posted by dzot at 12:12 PM on April 21, 2005

chris2sy: Definitely UPS. Because they drop off packages anywhere.

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:31 PM on April 21, 2005

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