Friday, May 23, 2008

More on Paula: You May Think This Is Funny But It's Not

Think of all the indignities Paula Radcliffe has had to suffer: Having a baby. Getting interviewed about what doctors did to make that big-headed-baby fit through your slight frame. Pledging yourself to years of losing to doped-up runners because it was the right thing to do. When you finally break through, still getting no lovin' from the British Press, who only confirm the prudishness we Americans have always suspected of the Brits. Yesterday, a potentially dream-derailing injury at the worst possible time. And now, this:

Talk about kicking you when you're down! The Guardian writes up Paula's femur injury, and what picture do they use? One where her nose and mouth are caked with... something. Cut her some slack! The LEAST you could do would be to use a photo of her during childbirth. At least then all the yuckiness isn't plastered all over her face.

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