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Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:57 am

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!  Smile

Congratulations to Paula anyway - she really is a true champ!

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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:04 am

Yeah long distance runners somtimes relieve themselves while running, however most don't actually stop, they just keep running while they urinate etc.
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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:35 am

And she still came in five minutes ahead of the second-place runner. I guess if you're that far ahead, you can take liberties. Big grin
 
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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:00 am

I ran the marathon today and I'm absolutely knackered. I was able to finish it in 3hrs 2mins and 1 sec (40mins off last year's time). I made a post about this last year but got flamed from some members so I decided to keep it 'quiet' this year ( http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/540910 )

Well done to Paula, I met her before the run and she's a great gal.

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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:15 am

Well done Horus! 'Tis a shame about what happened last year when you mentioned it! Shaving 40 minutes off of last year's time must have been a real achievement!
 
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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:35 am

Thanks British767! Naah it's okay, I expected to get some stick for it anyway...lol

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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:44 am

Congrats Horus, and well done for the time,

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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:59 am

Well done Horus, thats a good time, and shaving off 40mins is a fantastic achievement. You should be very proud.

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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:36 am

Yeah nice 1! Do you think Paula's piss stunt could have been publicity based?
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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:37 am

She says it wasn't a whiz but was actually stomach cramps.

http://edition.cnn.com/2005/SPORT/04...marathon.radcliffe.reut/index.html

Surely not even a legendary athlete totally focussed on her performance would get her clam out in publc.
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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:15 am

it was definitely a piss. I'm sure I saw something like a trickle coming out Big grin

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/athletic.../0,10082,1462024,00.html?gusrc=rss

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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:57 am

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!

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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:14 pm

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!
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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:23 pm

Dammit Horus, you didnt drop dead  Sad
Just kidding, well done  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:30 pm

And Dumpgate continues...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/athletics/4454315.stm

Was it a number two then? Seems like she is admitting to a quick blast out of the tradesman's entrance after a bad reaction to a meal. Food doesn't make you pee after all!
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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:47 pm

Congrats Horus, thats quite an achievement! We had 2 teachers from our school fly over to England two years back to participate in the marathon, they also raised quite a bit of money.

Did you raise money for the same charity again this year?
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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:53 pm

Quoting Virgin744 (Reply 10):
it was definitely a piss. I'm sure I saw something like a trickle coming out Big grin

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/athletic...c=rss

Interesting advert on that page. Did anyone see a little girl with a bowl when Paula stopped..?  Silly



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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:57 pm

Quoting Virgin744 (Thread starter):
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



Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 9):
Surely not even a legendary athlete totally focussed on her performance would get her clam out in publc.



Quoting Virgin744 (Reply 10):
it was definitely a piss. I'm sure I saw something like a trickle coming out



Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 14):
Seems like she is admitting to a quick blast out of the tradesman's entrance

Ah, makes me proud to be British.... hehe
 
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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:46 pm

Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 17):
Ah, makes me proud to be British.... hehe

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??
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RE: Paula Radcliffe Takes The Piss - Literally

Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:10 am

Cheers A340600, VS747SPUR

Thanks QR332. I raised money for 2 charities this year; Interpal and Diabetes UK.

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 13):
Just kidding, well done  bigthumbsup 

Jeez Kirkie, did you just say something nice?????? Naah, I'm sure that must of been a typo, right?
Well it was definitely worth missing Carlisle for it
Thanks anyway!


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