28 Jul '12, 8pm

Desiree Davila may miss Olympic Marathon with hip injury. Will another be able to take here place?.

On July 27 the Detroit Free Press reported that Desiree Davila is dealing with an injury that could jeopardize her participation in the Olympic marathon. Davila, a 2005 graduate of Arizona State, became the 3rd fastest US marathoner ever when she ran 2:22:38 to place second at the 2011 Boston Marathon. Davila earned her Olympic spot when she placed second at the trials in January, running 2:25:55. It has recently been reported that Davila may be out of the 2012 Olympic Marathon. The 4th and 5th place finishers at the Olympic Trials were Amy Hastings and Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, both of whom will run the 10000 meters in London. The next athlete in line is Deena Kastor, and she opted out of the Olympic marathon pool in June due to injury Beyond Kastor, the next finishers at the Olympic Trials were Clara Grandt and Alissa McKaig. It is unclear if Davila's spot would be filled i...

Full article: http://www.flotrack.org/article/13792-Davila-Out

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