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Olympian Kalmer in Boston Marathon debut

London Olympian Rene Kalmer has jetted off to the United States to make her Boston Marathon debut, writes Mark Etheridge.

Kalmer, 32, has battled with injury in recent months, suffering from knee and achilles injuries.

But she came good at the Two Oceans half-marathon over the Easter Weekend when she placed second in the competitive half-marathon.

A former winner of that race, her time was 74:54 as visiting Ethiopian Biru Meseret Mengista won in 72:43.

“I was really happy with that Two Oceans performance after a very tough couple of months with the injury,” Kalmer told Road to Rio 2016.

“It’s because its one of the classic marathons that I immediately accepted the invitation and also because my childhood hero Elana (Meyer) did so well at it.

“I’ll be aiming to improve my personal best and also go sub 2hr 30min.”

That personal best currently stands at 2hr 29min 59sec, run in Yokohama, Japan, two years ago.

At the Olympic Marathon last year she ended in 35th position, clocking 2:30:51.