The dreaded plantar fasciitis also doesn't spare the stars: Brazier, KO
One of the proper names in world athletics and one of the fittest athletes in this return to competition after the stoppage due to the coronavirus crisis, the North American Donovan Brazier, hto said goodbye abruptly and at the best moment of his career for one of the ailments most feared by any runner, whether professional or amateur: plantar fasciitis.
The current outdoor champion and United States record holder in the 800 meters has been dealing with this annoying problem on his right foot. It is completely unexpected news, since Brazier had just added his tenth victory in a row a couple of days ago in the Stockholm meeting of the Diamond League with a time of 1.43.76 (His personal mark is 1.42.34 achieved in the Doha World Cup and that earned him the North American Record).
He has said enough before the loaded 2021 that comes
“He's been dealing with one of those types of injuries that most runners can relate to. Not bad enough to stop, but not good enough to run comfortably. It's always about finding the right combination of what you can and can't do, ”said coach Pete Julian, adding that "while he was getting through training and making a little progress from week to week, and with the support of his doctor, he did a great job keeping his head straight and focusing on winning instead of whining. In Stockholm, his foot felt better and it showed by the way he ran.
But Julian and Donovan decided that enough was enough considering that 2021 comes very loaded and with the Olympic Games in which he wants to be the protagonist.