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Kastor Looking Toward London In 2012

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Oct. 11, 2010
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM UTC
Deena Kastor is "absolutely" eyeing the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Deena Kastor is "absolutely" eyeing the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Mom-to-be “absolutely” aiming to make another Olympic team.

She won’t be running November’s ING New York City Marathon on November 7, but expecting mom and American record holder in the marathon Deena Kastor is without a doubt eyeing the 2012 Olympic Marathon in London.

“Absolutely,” Kastor answered when asked in an interview if the 2012 Olympics were still in the plans.

Kastor, who won the bronze medal in the marathon at the Athens Games in 2004, dropped out of the Olympic marathon in Beijing due to a foot injury. Kastor, now 37, is the American record holder in the event, having run 2:19:36 at London in 2006. She and her husband Andrew are expecting their first child, a girl, this spring.

“We’re excited for the challenge but there is a passion that I have for this sport that will keep me in it for a lifetime and I look forward to getting back into it,” Kastor said.

For More: Universal Sports

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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