The 50 Biggest Fails in Summer Olympics History

26. Crying and Quitting the Marathon

Who: Paula Radcliffe
Olympics: Athens 2004

After setting a world record in the marathon seven months before the 2004 Games, Paula Radcliffe entered Athens as the decided favorite. Things didn't go quite to plan, however, as she dropped out of the race when she was trailing at the 23-mile mark. Some said it was because of the heat, but Radcliffe dismissed that theory by saying she felt "empty." She famously sat on the curb and cried while the other competitors finished. Hey, there's no crying in baseball running!

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