The Ballad of the Asphalt Chaser With aches and pains and tired feet She chalks off miles content Upon the grimy, crumbling street, O'er hills or steep descent. But when she reaches sharp ascent She keeps the drive to stay. Her head will rock and she looks spent, But that is just her way. Inside she hides a secret will That boosts her constant run. It fuels her fire and her skill And moves her till she's won. She has endurance, pulls away, To the distance she's gone. Other runners try another day: She's always number one!
Paula Radcliffe, English long-distance runner, was born today in 1973.
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I love this, Nathan. Maybe you should send it to Runner’s Magazine.
Ironically I live in the village where she used to live. The main road that runs past Oakley is called “Paula Radcliffe way”.