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Britain's Paula Radcliffe runs past her fans during the Olympic Games women's Marathon race in Athens, 22 August 2004. But it was a disastrous day for Radcliffe who pulled up in tears just after 35km when lying third, apparently suffering from a leg injury. Radcliffe had been the overwhelming favourite for the gold medal, but she was out of contention after 25km. Japan's Mizuki Noguchi won the gold in a time of 2hrs 26min 20sec, Kenya's Catherine Ndereba won the silver medal in 2:26.32, and Deena Kastor of the United States, won the bronze in 2:27:20. AFP PHOTO / Aris MESSINIS