Davila To Run Berlin Marathon In September

  • By Jason Devaney
  • Published Jul. 3, 2013
  • Updated Sep. 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM UTC
Desiree Davila ran to second place at the 2012 Olympic Trials to make the London squad. Photo:

The 29-year-old has not run a full marathon since the Olympic Trials last year.

American Desiree Davila has committed to run the Berlin Marathon in the fall.

The 29-year-old has not run a marathon since the London Olympics last summer. She made it less than five kilometers into that race, as a femoral stress fracture forced her to withdraw.

The last 26.2-mile jaunt Davila finished was the 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon, held in Houston in January. She placed second behind Shalane Flanagan.

Davila took some time off from racing to heal the injury before returning to the road last month for the New York Mini 10-K, in which she finished sixth. Two weeks ago, she ran to second place at the U.S. Half-Marathon Championships.

“I’m thrilled to compete in Berlin. The race is world-renowned for fast times and great fields. I look forward to the test,” Davila said in a Runner’s World article.

The Berlin Marathon is scheduled for Sept. 29.

On the men’s side, Patrick Makau and Wilson Kipsang — who have recorded the fastest two marathons ever on courses eligible for records — will also be there.


Jason Devaney

Jason Devaney

Jason Devaney is a freelance contributor to all of the Competitor Group brands. When he's not sitting at his computer working, he's usually out doing one of three things: Swimming, biking, or running. A resident of Virginia, Jason ran his first marathon in 2011.

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