Congratulations Paula!

2:17:17!

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13/10/2002 at 15:50
What more can be said? Stupendous time, fantastic race.

Congrats to Khannouchi as well, shame he didn't quite make the WR, but great to watch him take Takoaka in the last few miles.

13/10/2002 at 15:53
Contragtulations to Paula. WAsn't she just great? In inspiration to us all.
13/10/2002 at 15:57
I couldn't agree more, an absolutely brilliant performance. And as Dangly says an inspiration to us all.
13/10/2002 at 15:59
Wahoo!!!!
iron fraggle    pirate
13/10/2002 at 16:01
what can I say....always get a bit of a lump in my throat when she finishes! (sad or what?!)

we're not worthy..
13/10/2002 at 16:02


Absolutely fantastic race. I was knackered just watching ... think I'll go for a lie down.

Who predicted the time closest?
13/10/2002 at 16:04
Superb, absolutely superb.

Definitely Sports Personality of the year, without any doubt at all.
13/10/2002 at 16:05
Wow! What a woman!
13/10/2002 at 16:06
keswick1uk predicted 2:17:01. Don't think anyone got closer than that.
13/10/2002 at 16:06
Speechless!
Absolutely stunning!
13/10/2002 at 16:07
What a brilliant run. Three cheers.
13/10/2002 at 16:08
Awesome!
She definitely gets my vote for sports personality of the year.
13/10/2002 at 16:11
She's just amazing!

I worship the ground she runs on...
13/10/2002 at 16:14
I have a question. Not to sound stupid, but I haven't lived in this country all that long. How is this sports personality of the year selected? Do we vote for it and if so how? If we vote, I've got to get mine in!
13/10/2002 at 16:17
It's organised by the BBC towards the end of each year. Think you can normally vote by phone and probably by letter, and for the last couple of years online at their website. So yes, we all get to vote, although not for a couple of months yet.
13/10/2002 at 16:18
Spectacular! What a woman! I can't BELIEVE the performance she can get out of mere human protoplasm! Well, OK, I can now.

And what a professional - talking on camera with a smile on her face when it was only too clear that she was uncomfortable and could have been forgiven for telling them to back off while she had a good heave.

Well done, Paula.
13/10/2002 at 16:18
Fabulous!

I'd got to the stage where I was so expecting her to do a time like that that it initially didn't seem that incredible, then I just though - "wow - she knocked a minute and a half off the world record!!".

Shame she didn't puke on American TV (it looked close for a moment!), particularly after that daft comment in the American press about her being a British Eccentric and linking her to Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Right - that's inspired me, I'm off for a run :o)

Iain
13/10/2002 at 16:21
What a star. A superhuman performance!
13/10/2002 at 16:22
It would be great to see someone other than a footballer get the sports personality of the year prize for a change.
13/10/2002 at 16:31
Fantastic run - I was close to tears too fraggle.
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