Women's Marathon

Athletics Beijing Olympics

World Record: Paula Radcliffe, GB, 2:15:25

Venue: National Stadium

Paula Radcliffe’s Olympic dream end in tears of frustration

Paula Radcliffe has finished a disappointing 23rd in the women’s marathon at the Beijing Olympics. Constantina Tomescu won the gold medal in 2:26.44.
She ran with an injury but says she would still like to have another crack at the Olympic marathon. Tomescu is 38, which gives Radcliffe 34, hopes to win gold at [...]

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Constantina Tomescu from Romania has won the women’s marathon in 2:26.44.
Catherine Ndereba from Kenya won the silver medal and Chunxiu Zhou from China won the bronze medal.

Paula Radcliffe is expected to join the British Olympic team in Macau today, although officials are unsure if she will compete in the Olympics.
She still hopes to run despite suffering a stress fracture of her left femur.
“My crystal ball is unfortunately not working very well so I’ll wait and see where we are but as [...]

Liza Hunter-Galvan has been determined to run at the Beijing Olympics to create new memories for her brain-injured daughter but has had a set back after New Zealand officials have denied her a spot in the New Zealand Olympic team despite recently running a personal best for 10k and meeting the A-standard time.
Hunter-Galvan came 51st [...]

World record holder for the marathon Paula Radcliffe has suffered another setback in her preparations for the Beijing Olympics. An MRI scan discovered a pulled muscle in her hip.
“Obviously the Olympics is extremely important to me,” said Radcliffe, who hopes to compete in her fourth Games.
“Little setbacks like this only strengthen my resolve to [...]