Olympic Update
July 30th, 2012

Paula Radcliffe's Olympic dream ends in cruel fashion

"My sport is a beautiful sport. It gives me so much fun and enjoyment. The downside is that it can break your heart and spirit many times over."

Many great champions could provide that precise retrospective. That it is Paula Radcliffe, as she announced her withdrawal from the London Olympics, is a cruel reminder that sport has little interest in neat finishes and valedictions.

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