Two sporting legends retired this week

We do love our sporting legends. And why not. In a broken world they give us, sometimes, something to believe in, finer than ourselves. Endeavour, beauty, resilience. Sure financial reward. But that’s not entirely it.

Two titans retired this week. AP McCoy, Champion Jump jockey.

AP's last race4.15

And Paula Radcliffe athlete supreme.

Paula in full flow

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