American Kastor drops out of marathon

Updated: 22 August 2008 09:15 IST

American Deena Kastor has pulled out of the women's marathon at the Beijing Olympics with an apparent foot injury.

Beijing:

American Deena Kastor has pulled out of the women's marathon at the Beijing Olympics with an apparent foot injury.

Kastor, the top U.S. runner in the field in Sunday's race, dropped to one knee and held her right foot at about the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) mark. She got up and tried to walk it off but dropped back down again and was forced to give up.

Kastor, 35, moved from eighth to third in the closing stages of the marathon in Athens to win the United States' first Olympic marathon medal since 1984.

Topics : Athletics
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