Good afternoon. No idea how this happened but somehow my Virgin TiVo box recorded a programme called "Marathon" last night of its own free will.... ( possibly because I once recorded coverage of the Snowden Mara?)
Anyway - it was the York Marathon and clearly the stars of the show were a bloke called Paul and one called Jason. These two got nowhere enough after race interview time. If only they'd made up some story about having been 40 stone and addicted to Fosters/Boddingtons last Christmas, rather than "fantastic, really great crowd, amazing etc".... Oh well, can't see Clare Balding being in their diaries much in future.
How depressing to see Farah run with absolutely no contrition or apology to the country he betrayed. I notice he gave some interview in which he said he didn't run in Glasgow because he thought he might lose.
Can't believe that anyone could read it and defend him afterwards.
Anyway, what was the point in him even running tonight. It was like Marigold beating me and some of the other crapper forumites. Yet he cheered and did his pathetic mo bot. An imbecile, a traitor and a tw@t.
Compare him to Dwain Chambers. A drug cheat who is a much bigger man and competitor than Farrah will ever be.
Wonder what Michael Johnson is thinking? Sharing the analysis of the athletics with Denise Lewis and Paula Radcliffe tonight, and Phil Davis on trackside..... Like Stephen Hawking discussing astrophysics with dick and dom. He looks so miserable.
Can't UK Athletics demand they be replaced? Their vacuous contributions must surely put young kids off running. Suppose they are just thankful that it's not Sharon Davies.
Dull mentions Eamonn Martin as a 40 year old. He was trying to break the world record for a 40 year old in the 1999 London Marathon, so wasn't going through the motions. He thought Ron Hill's record would be quite easy, but was wrong.
I seem to recall Noakes making mention of it in his book.
Anyway, this was the article just prior to 1999. Martin (who ran at 3 Olympic Games and held all sorts of British track records as well as winning the London Marathon) sees himself still as a runner and not a veteran runner.