Bromley Harrier Overall's injury frustration in Japanese marathon

PUBLISHED: 10:26 03 December 2012

Great Britain's Scott Overall

Great Britain's Scott Overall


Olympic marathon runner Scott Overall's Japanese marathon hopes ended in tatters as a calf injury saw him finish in 13th place.

The Blackheath and Bromley Harriers runner passed the half marathon point in Fukuoka on Sunday at around the 65 minute mark, though his second 13 miles were blighted.

As well as his calf injury, Overall was hindered by a call of nature leaving his overall time at 2.14.15.

Joseph Gitau, of Kenya, claimed first place, finishing with a time of 2.06.58.

Shortly after the race, Overall tweeted: “Oh the joys of marathons. Torn calf, had to stop for a call of nature, but got it done 2:14 and change maybe. I’ll be back.”

His time ranks him third in Britain this year and keeps him inside the IAAF A qualifying standard for next years World Championships in Moscow.

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