NO PAIN, NO FAME
- Paralympics officials on the lockout for boosting
- Cheating at Paralympics could involve self-harm
- Pistorius to run again, this time at Paralympics
- Pistorius runs again, this time at Paralympics
- Classifying disabilities tricky at Paralympics
- After judo gold, Harrison might go for Rio in 2016
- Paralympic cauldron lit in central London
- Valerie Adams seeks her Olympic gold medal at IOC
- Full TV coverage for Paralympics, just not in US
- Brazil minister not concerned with hotel shortages
By The Associated Press
Updated August 3, 2012
(AP) -- After finishing on the track, there's still quite a workout left before the athletes can leave.
Like four flights of stairs. They have to navigate those - and do interviews - to get to the exit.
For some, it can feel like more of a card workout than their actual race.
"We need an elevator," deed Trotter said after finishing her heat in the 400 on Friday. "This is tougher than the race."
Heptathlete Hyleas Fountain felt the same way, especially after competing in four events.
"It is a pain," she said. "Especially when you have your bag full of cleats."
- Pat Graham - www.twitter.com/pgraham34
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