He refused to let his injury stop him.
33-year-old Kenyan hadn't raced internationally in six years.
It was "just" a marathon training run for her.
She's been sidelined for ten months.
The Japanese runner has a huge fan and media following.
She was the first American finisher at this year's Beach to Beacon 10K.
The 2008 World Junior Champion in the 1500m is upbeat about her prospects in 2012.
She's in New York City this weekend to kickstart her career again.
He's been on a 16-month hiatus.
He hopes to do much better than his sub-par showing three years ago.