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Injury keeps Jordan Hasay from finishing Chicago Marathon

Just months after she finished third in the Boston Marathon, Arroyo Grande native Jordan Hasay suffered an injury while running the Chicago Marathon and couldn’t finish the race.

The runner said in an Instagram post that she was about two miles into the race when she “felt a sharp pain in (her) hamstring and had to stop.”

“I stretched and tried to go again but was unable to run,” Hasay, 28, wrote in the post. “The emotions are raw and new but already I know despite the sadness, it’s time to reset, refocus and gear up for the Olympic Trials in February and a big year in 2020.”

Before the race, Hasay had talked about trying to break the American marathon record of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 36 seconds, which was set by Deena Kastor in 2006, according to Runner’s World.

Hasay’s appearance in April’s Boston Marathon came after a year in which she suffered two significant foot injuries, which forced her to withdraw from both the 2018 Boston and Chicago marathons.

In a September 2018 phone interview with The Tribune, Hasay said she’s focusing on having a successful year leading up to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials.

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Congratulations to all of the 2019 Chicago Marathon finishers! @chimarathon . I went into today’s race completely healthy with the goal of having a big time performance. At 2 miles in, I felt a sharp pain in my hamstring and had to stop. I stretched and tried to go again but was unable to run. The emotions are raw and new but already I know despite the sadness, it’s time to reset, refocus and gear up for the Olympic Trials in February and a big year in 2020 . I’d like to share this quote from all-time great @kobebryant upon tearing his Achilles . “All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I've done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen?!? Makes no damn sense...Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, find the silver lining and get to work with the same belief, same drive and same conviction as ever. "If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear". I’ve always loved that quote. That’s "mamba mentality" we don't quit, we don't cower, we don't run. We endure and conquer.” . I would like to thank all of my sponsors, fans, friends and family for their continued support. The kindness of strangers and competitors out there on the course today was overwhelming and I am grateful beyond words - Jordan . credit Kevin Morris @runnersworldmag

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Gabby Ferreira is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. A native of Houston, Texas, she was a reporter in Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Palm Springs, California, before moving to San Luis Obispo County in 2016.
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