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  Radcliffe: 'I let everybody down'
Updated 23 August 2004, 15.01
Paula breaks down
A tearful Paula Radcliffe has spoken out about why she crashed out of the Olympic marathon, telling the BBC: "I just feel I have let everybody down."

But Paula insists she is not retiring, although she says she has not yet made a decision about whether she will be running for Britain in the 10,000m.

Paula dropped out of Sunday's marathon with three miles of the race to go.

"I was struggling to stay on the road and I felt numb," said Paula, who holds the world record for the event.

Paula on the course
Paula on the course

"I can't look to the conditions as an excuse because it was the same for everyone. I just did not think I could make it."

Decision

Asked about the 10,000m, Paula said: "It is not a decision I am going to make in the next 24 hours.

"Emotionally and physically I need time to make a decision."

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