LONDON — U.S. marathoner Desiree Davila, who had been dealing with a hip flexor injury that hampered her training, dropped out of the Olympic marathon on Sunday.
The event was won by Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia in an Olympic-record time of two hours, 23 minutes and seven seconds. Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya was second in 2:23.12, and Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova of Russia was third in 2:23.29.
Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher of the U.S. were 10th and 11th, respectively. Flanagan finished in 2:25.51 and Goucher in 2:26.07.
Davila, who’s from Rochester, Mich., but trains at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, had finished second in the U.S. marathon trials earlier this year. There had been speculation that the injury might force Davila to withdraw before the race, but she went to the starting line.