Jordan Hasay took third place in the women’s elite race at the 2019 Boston Marathon, but couldn't finish out Sunday's Chicago Marathon due to a hamstring injury.
Arroyo Grande native and Mission Prep graduate, Hasay says she was healthy and ready to run at the Chicago Marathon, but felt a sharp pain in her hamstring 2 miles into the race and had to stop.
In an Instagram post, the local marathon runner says she tried to keep running after stopping to stretch, but the pain held her back.
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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
Despite the emotional and physical setback, Hasay said she is taking the time to rest and gear up for the 2020 Olympic Trials in February.