Krista Duchene Finishes Race with Fractured Femur

Devastating blow to 2016 Olympic hopeful

It was a devastating end for Krista Duchene at the Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal last weekend. After leading for most of the race, Duchene suffered a fractured femur en-route to the finish line. Limping and grimacing in obvious pain, Duchene finished the race and was immediately embraced by race director Alan Brookes who held her up. Later that day she underwent surgery at a Montreal hospital where she later tweeted “Near complete fracture. Surgery success & hubby here. Thx 4 prayers. Still teary but God is good & I WILL be back!”.

iRun Magazine posted this video of the finish:

This is a crushing blow for the 2016 Olympic hopeful who just a few short weeks ago spoke to us about her goals in a cover story in our Women’s Annual edition.

From everyone here at Get Out There, we wish Krista a full and speedy recovery. You can follow Krista on Twitter @kristaduchene.


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