Kas­tor is back on track

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport - BY BRIAN SACKS

MARATHON RUN­NING her first marathon since break­ing a foot in last year’s Olympics, Deena Kas­tor, 36, was the first Amer­i­can fin­isher in Chicago.

Her sixth place time of 2:28:50 was al­most three min­utes be­hind win­ner Liliya Shobukhova of Rus­sia, and nine min­utes down on Kas­tor’s per­sonal best, set winning the 2006 Lon­don Marathon.

Nev­er­the­less Kas­tor was well sat­is­fied with her per­for­mance, set in un­sea­son­ably cold con­di­tions. “I lost time through need­ing to take a bath­room break, and also through a mixup at one of the drinks sta­tions.

“I had to start from scratch ear­lier this year, but I’ve just come down from three months’ hard train­ing at alti­tude.

“I feel real good about where I am at right now and my foot feels great.”

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