2008 Shining Moment: There wasn’t one
She flamed out in Beijing, sputtering to a 23rd-place finish. But since then, Radcliffe, the veteran marathoner beloved by running fans around the world, has mounted a serious comeback, winning the New York City Marathon that fall and again in 2009. After giving birth to her second child in 2010, she finished third at the 2011 Berlin Marathon. But an Olympic medal in front of a home crowd for the 38-year-old would be of epic proportions.