This is crazy….in the last two days I’ve read that Desiree Davila and Meb Keflezighi are both dealing with significant injuries and might have to pull out of the Olympic Marathon for the U.S. team. Now I just found out that women’s world record holder Paula Radcliffe will not be able to compete due to a recent flare-up of a long-time foot condition.
I feel bad for Paula. She has won just about everything there is to win in marathoning, but has never won an Olympic medal. Since she is 38-years-old, this effectively means that her chances to finally stand on the podium in the Olympics are over.