The Athens 2004 Olympics was a very special assignment for me. It was in my hometown. The day of the women's marathon, I was at home. I remember the phone rang. And it was a colleague in total panic who said that Paula Radcliffe had retired from the race just a few kilometers before the end.
She was assisted into the vehicle and they closed the door. I was just outside and then I guess realized that it was all over and she collapsed and I shot a couple of frames and that was the end of the marathon for Paula.>> My name is Lucy Nicholson.
I'm a Reuters photographer based in Los Angeles, and I was shooting on the finish line when Mo Farah won his gold medal in the men's 5,000 meters. London was an exciting Olympics for me because I'm from London, and Britain had won more medals at that Olympics than they had in over 100 years.
We knew he was gonna react in a very dramatic way. So it was a lovely sequence of photos as he crossed the finish line. He put his hands over his head, he wrapped himself in the British flag, and it was a very long celebration sequence. Which is all you can really wish for, as a photographer.