Woman's 26 mile marathon race

@deebomb (15319)
United States
August 17, 2008 8:31am CST
I watched the woman's 26 mile marathon race last night. It was incredible what Romania's Constantina Tomescu-Dita did winning a long grueling rave at the age of 38. and to still have enough energy to parade around the field looking as though she just started Paula Radcliffe of Britain, looked like she was in a lot of pain. she has to be admired for her determination to not drop out of the race.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I watched lots of the race and saw a couple people drop out. There is no way I could have gone 26 miles even walking! I have made a fast 8 mile walk,but that's enough. Jogging or running would be out of the question. Those women had to be very strong to do that. To me, most of them looks anorexic or bulimic.
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
17 Aug 08
If I remember right these woman run 7 mile a day and then 20 miles once a week. They realty work at keeping in shape. It has to be a big commitment.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
It's a lot more than 7 miles a day with one 20 mile run. I believe many of these women run between 90 and 120 miles a week. Which comes out to averaging for many 15 miles a day. And they do a bunch of drills and core work in addition to this! It is incredible. Watching Paula Radcliffe finishing was really intense, and I was pulling for her the whole race. At least she finished, and I hope she can have another shot in 4 years, but she will be old by then
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Thank you for correcting me. i thought that sounded like too little but I thought that was what I heard yesterday.
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
18 Aug 08
Yeah, I saw that one as well. I haven't been following the Olympics that much this time, but there are always a few modalities that I always like to watch. The marathon - both men and women - is always one of them. I admire Paula as well, quite a few times I thought she was really ready to quit. And the romanian has such a lead! Incredible!
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Paula really had a dedication to finish. She looked like she was in pain. Constantina Tomescu-Dita setting a record at her age is incredible.
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@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I was in all of her, too! Her time was 2 hours 26 minutes 44 seconds. That's an average of 5.615 minutes for every one of 26 miles. That's intense.
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I can't imagine running one mile let alone 26 with out stopping for a rest. Such determination.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
17 Aug 08
It's incredible the amount of dedication and stamina these athletes have in their quest for the gold. I cannot imagine running for 26 miles. Just shows how finely tuned they are with their bodies and pushing past the discomfort. They definitely should be admired for their determination...how does that old saying go 'winners never quit and quitters never win' (or something to that tune... It was an amazing race!
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Hello Joy. Your right about the dedication of these athletes. For my self I can't imagine being that dedicated. To spend 7 days a week and 8 or more hours doing the same thing day after day.
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Hi dee, I have watched this also and was thinking at first that Paula will make it but really admire with the determination and endurance of Constantina Tomescu-Dita!