Desi Davila: 'I know I am ready'
The marathon began at Mile 20. Desiree Davila was prepared for that. Six years of training had taught her the race often comes down to the last 10K and a couple of crucial choices to make through the adrenaline and fatigue.
At last January's Olympic trials in Houston, four top women had distanced themselves from the field: Davila, fellow favorites Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher, and Amy Hastings, Davila's former college roommate and closest friend in the sport. Only the top three would ...
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