Virgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 907 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 7658 times:
Did anyone spot the quick pit-stop Paula made to relieve herself whilst running the London Marathon today? I couldnt believe it when my wife said she stopped to urinate, and then the BBC replayed it again & again just to show the nation that, Yes she stopped to take a piss in the street. I guess when you have to go, you just have to go.
I have to say I've heard loads of stories about long distance runners either pissing or shitting themselves during or directly after finishing a race but I never thought I'd see it done so seemlessly!
Congratulations to Paula anyway - she really is a true champ!
Jbirchall From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 19 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 7422 times:
Sorry to be so indelicate, but she actually took a dump. I read an interview with her in the Times yesterday in which she acknowledged that she has a medical problem that means she can't always digest food properly. This results in her having to 'produce' her breakfast during the race, often totally undigested.
It happened to her in Athens as well. If you watched carefully today you could see her ask an official at the finish if her rear area was presentable!
Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 11793 posts, RR: 48 Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 7355 times:
Quoting Jbirchall (Reply 11): Sorry to be so indelicate, but she actually took a dump.
I believe so! From the BBC's website -
Quote: The only moment of drama for the Briton came late on when she stopped by the road-side and squatted down for about 10 seconds before resuming the race.
"I think I need to apologise to the nation for having to stop like that but I was losing 10 seconds every time my stomach cramped up," she said.
"I must have eaten a bit too much, I waited a bit too long. I didn't really want to have to resort to that in front of hundreds of thousands of people.
If you've eaten too much and have stomach cramps, you don't normally have a piss!
I predict this event will now enter the language in two ways -
I'm going for a quick Paula - to take an al-fresco dump, and along the lines of "Is the Pope a Catholic?" - Does Paula dump in the gutter?
Congrats to the lass, takes balls to do that. Well, you know what I mean!
It makes me proud to be descendant of you fine people....
It is very hard to take a piss or a dump while running...it tends to smear down the legs on the way down. She was being practical.
I wonder if one of those sicko paparazzi will make a scoop (literally) and sell the business on Ebay??