28 Dec '12, 8pm

[email protected]_davila officially withdraws from April's #BostonMarathon

Desiree Davila has withdrawn from April 15's Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association announced today , because the femoral stress fracture that caused her to drop out of the Olympic Marathon continues to keep her from training at full capacity. "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. “At this time it is in my best interest to fully focus on recovering from my injury and gradually rebuilding my fitness. Having a major race scheduled, which I am very passionate about, will only serve to rush the process and as all marathoners know there are no shortcuts -- in training or recovery." Davila was second in the 2011 Boston Marathon in 2:22:38, two seconds behind Caroline Kilel of Kenya. Last spring, the Boston Athletic Association announced that Davila and her two Olym...

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