28 Dec '12, 4pm

News: Desi Davila Withdraws from Boston Marathon via @RunnerSpace_com

, all rights reserved - used with permission. (28-Dec) -- Olympic marathoner Desiree Davila has withdrawn from the 2013 Boston Marathon, organizers said today. Davila, 29, from Rochester Hills, Mich., has been dealing with a "slow-healing femoral stress fracture of the right leg," according to a joint statement released by the Boston Athletic Association, which owns and manages the race, and John Hancock Financial, which funds the elite field. This is the same injury which forced Davila to drop out of the London Olympic Marathon before the 5-K mark in her first Olympic appearance. "Keeping my long term goals in mind, I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the running of the 2013 Boston Marathon," Davila said through a prepared statement. "At this time it is in my best interest to fully focus on recovering from my injury and gradually rebuilding my fitness. Hav...

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