Diane Roy ex­its Lon­don Marathon

Stanstead Journal - - AROUND TOWN - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

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.

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