Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gotcher not hip to missing Boston

American marathon hopeful Brett Gotcher had done everything right. He trained in the most advantageous places and made regular visits to chiropractors and message therapists for the fine-tuning his body required. Heck, Gotcher even ate his spinach. It all went for naught, however, as a balky hip shelved his Boston Marathon hopes, forcing him to pull out of the race last week.

“I did a workout and things just flared up out my control,” Gotcher said recently. “It’s a bummer. It forced us to pull the plug. It was a bunch of stuff, mostly my hip.”

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