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Marathon: Deena Kastor's bad break

August 17, 2008 |  3:50 am

BEIJING -- Deena Kastor of Mammoth Lakes, who was unable to finish Sunday's marathon, has a broken bone in her right foot.

Jill Geer, a spokeswoman for USA Track and Field, said X-rays found the injury after Kastor mentioned feeling something pop in her foot about 5 kilometers into the marathon.

Kastor, who grew up in Agoura Hills, won a bronze medal in the Athens marathon and has been praised as a role model by many of the rising distance runners on the U.S. track and field team.

-- Helene Elliott