Saturday, August 16, 2008

Deena Kastor Drops Out of Women's Olympic Marathon

I am watching live coverage of the Women's Olympic Marathon in Beijing, and Deena Kastor has dropped out.

Details will be forthcoming, I'm sure, but twenty minutes into the race she seems to have experienced some kind of foot injury. She walked off the road hobbling on one foot and gesturing to the other.

This is terrible news for the U.S., because Deena Kastor (a three-time Olympian) was a real contender for a medal in the marathon. Magdalena Lewy Boulet and Blake Russell are still in the race, and at the moment (about 50 minutes in), Lewy Boulet is in the front pack.

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