I'll wait until I've seen the footage...... so to speak.
If she did press putty for the cameras then she's redeemed herself slightly, but she only got a grip so she can earn another two hundred and seventy-five grand !
Why did she twice refuse to dig deep when it was for her country ?
Oh yeah, she had a paying race coming up and would rather let her country down than lose dosh, that was it.
On a note of pedantry she can only be described as a hero if you go by looks alone, she'd pass for an ugly mortarman no problem.
I saw it. She was flagging round about the 21 mile mark, with stomach cramps, and so wth admirable aplomb, she squatted down and shook it into her trunks. I also think the runner up deserves a special mention for promptly parking a Dockyard Pizza as she passed the Finish Line.
Balls. When you've run 26 miles in the Athens heat, then you can criticise. An Olympic medal would have been the pinnacle of her career, of any athlete's career. Anyone that runs until their bowels fall out is okay in my book. Just how much more could she have done?