I got home from the 30K race and immediately rewinded the PVR so I could watch the women's marathon in Beijing. What drama. Constantina Tomescu ran away from the field; Deena Kastor injured her ankle at a water stop and Paula Radcliffe had a washroom break and cramped up her legs but still toughed it out to the end. And there was a sprint at the end for the finish between the Catherine Ndereba and China's Chunxiu Zhou being spurred on at the end.
Wow, what a sport. One of the CBC announcers rightly talked a lot about the toll of the marathon, the training that it takes place and how millions of recreational runners can identify with these elite athletes. Well said.
Can't wait till the men's edition on the 24th.