Mexican marathoner Madai Perez, who won a silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games, said Tuesday she was over her foot injury and was looking forward to making a good showing in April's Boston Marathon and the World Championships in Russia in August.
"I will reappear in Boston. I have recovered from my injury and hope to be among the top ones so that later I can compete well at the Worlds," the 32-year-old runner told Efe.
Perez, whose best time in the marathon is 2:22:59, is the fastest marathoner to ever come out of Latin America.
The runner was all set to lead Mexico's Olympic marathon team in London last summer, but she injured a foot just days before the race.
"It was hard, I cried out of frustration, but I came out of all this stronger and hope to run well next season," the world-class runner said.
Perez trains with her husband, Odilon Cuautle, who has run the marathon in 2:15:34, and with German Silva, a two-time winner of the New York Marathon.
She said she thinks she can improve on her best of 2:22:59, but it will require running a marathon under ideal conditions.
"It's an unpredictable test in which anything can happen, so for now I am concentrating on Boston, my next goal," Perez said. EFE