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After 26-years of running Deena Kastor says she still has the drive to win the London Marathon

Posted Apr 23 2010 8:49am

Denna2 Deena Kastor started running when she was just 11-years-old.

Now that she's 37-years-old she says that after a lifetime of running she still has the drive to compete and win at this weekend's London Marathon.

"It remains exciting for me and I still feel I can perform at the top and I'm looking forward not just to doing well in this weekend's race but also New York later in the year," Kastor recently told Yahoo Sports .

As you may recall Kastor won the London Marathon in 2006 in a time of two hours, 19 minutes and 36 seconds...setting the American record and the second fastest womens time for the race ever.

"I've been running for a long time, since I was 11 years old, but even though I'm 37 now I still love what I do," she said. "There are always new things to accomplish and I keep finding new challenges and new hurdles which I want to attack."

But since her London Marathon victory Kastor has struggled with injury including THIS devastating foot injury at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The injury kept her from running the rest of 2008.

Now she says she's ready to attack the 2010 London Marathon.

"London suits me because I love to race hard from the start and I prefer races which aren't as tactical and you just go out as hard as you can," Kastor said.

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