Saturday, November 3, 2018

Cragg impresses on comeback in New York

Amy Cragg finished a terrific third in her comeback race from injury at the US 5K Championships, the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line, in New York City on Saturday morning.

In a race won by Emily Sisson in 15:34, Erika Kemp finished second in 15:50 with Cragg coming home third in 15:54.

“It felt really hard and really fast,” Cragg said. “A shock to the system, but I’m very happy with it.”

The 34-year-old Bowerman Track Club athlete last raced when finishing third in the Tokyo Marathon in February, then bypassed a fall marathon after injury troubles, telling Runner’s World this week: “I hurt my hamstring, and it was pretty bad, but as it healed and I started running again, we figured out that I had some biomechanical issues and other injuries I was probably just running through.

“The main goal right now is to just get back to where I was before all this happened. Once we solidify that I’m completely healthy and ready to move forward, that’s when we’ll start making those decisions.”

Fellow Kimbia athlete Jessica Tonn finished 11th in the same race, the Brooks athlete clocking 16:14.

Watch Cragg’s interview below with Letsrun.com:

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