Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
WORLD CHAMP WITHDRAWS FROM COMRADES
American Camille Herron has withdrawn from next month’s Comrades Marathon with a hamstring injury.
Herron, who won the 50km and 100km world titles last year, made her Comrades debut in 2014 but dropped out in the latter stages after falling ill the day before the race.
The 34-year-old athlete said she had gone for an MRI scan this week after struggling with pain in her hip, and it was discovered she had a partially torn hamstring.
“The timing of this is unfortunate, but my medical providers, coach and agent feel strongly that I should take it easy right now and focus on getting back to full health,” Herron said in a statement.
In her absence, SA-born master athlete Colleen de Reuck will lead the US charge at the annual 89km race, a ‘down’ run between Pietermaritzburg and Durban on May 29.