USA's Hasay pulls out of Boston Marathon

USA's Hasay pulls out of Boston Marathon

According to the race management, Hasay had an MRI today that revealed the injury.

"It is with deep regret that I have to withdraw from tomorrow's Boston Marathon", the 26-year-old said in a statement. "Despite my team working around the clock to give me every chance to make the starting line, on this occasion it will not be possible".

The 26-year-old's build-up to the Beantown race was not ideal as she withdrew from the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships with a sore foot, though she told us at the press conference that her foot was "doing great" and feeling "100 percent".

Reigning Chicago Marathon champion Galen Rupp and a host of top United States women's contenders could produce the first American title sweep in 35 years at Monday's (today's) 122nd Boston Marathon.

Rachel Richardson has been training hard to run the Boston Marathon on April 16.

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Hasay, an Arroyo Grande native and Mission Prep graduate, had been running pain-free in recent weeks and recovered from plantar fasciitis.

Later that year, the former University of OR star followed with a third-place finish at the Chicago Marathon, with an improved time of 2:20:57.

Due to stagnant wages and rising rents, family homelessness in Boston has increased 34% in the past four years alone. We asked her specifically whether she thought the foot would be a factor on race day and she said, "No, I'll be okay" - though that is before she knew the results of the MRI.

The 26-year-old's build-up to the Beantown race was not ideal as she withdrew from the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships with a sore foot, though she told us at the press conference that her foot was "doing great" and feeling "100 percent".

The women's field features American contenders Molly Huddle, Jordan Hasay, Desiree Linden and reigning New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan.No US woman has won the Boston crown since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 1985, although Linden was second in 2011 and Hasay took third a year ago in her marathon debut as well as in Chicago.

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