U.S.A Track and Field announced that Mary Cain has withdrawn from the World Indoor Track and Field Championships, which start March 7 in Poland.
Persistent pain in her calf is the reason, USATF announced, quoting Cain as saying:
“Unfortunately I will not be able to travel to the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot,” Cain said in a statement. “Over the past week, I developed a discomfort in my lower calf. I had an MRI scan on Saturday and it was all clear, but I still feel the pain when I wear spikes and have decided not to risk making it worse in Poland. I hope to be able to run in the World Indoor Championships many times in the future. I wish all my fellow USA athletes the best and hope they bring home lots of medals from Poland.”