Diane Roy exits London Marathon
Because of problems with a wrist, wheelchair athlete Diane Roy dropped out of the London Marathon on Sunday. American Tatyana Mcfadden took the race with a time of 1:44:14 in cold and rainy weather.
Ms. Roy was having trouble keeping up with the other marathoners from the beginning of the race because of a wrist problem, caused by Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. At the 20 kilometer mark, she decided to withdraw from the race because it was too difficult and she was too slow.
“I really wasn’t very fast. I had problems with a wrist and if my warm-up is not well done, I suffer in the first ten kilometers. That was the case this morning, as well as having freezing hands. I decided it wasn’t worth continuing,” said the athlete.
A week earlier, Ms. Roy finished seventh at the Boston Marathon following a good warm-up. “Sometimes, like this morning, after ten kilometers, I can no longer feel my hand. That’s not very comfortable or pleasant! The cold is not for me, I believe. I’ll see the doctor in May for my wrist, probably get some injections, because it has become too troublesome,” concluded Ms. Roy.