An Achilles injury has kept Matt Flaherty from racing for the last ten months. But it looks like the road to recovery is ending, as he'll be on the start line at the Permanente Napa Valley Marathon March 3rd.
From the Napa Valley Register newspaper:
“I’m excited to just finally get back to racing,” Flaherty said last week as he prepares for the 26.2-mile race from Calistoga to Napa that is also serving as the Road Runners Club of America National Marathon Championship Race. “Napa will actually be my first serious race back. I would say I’m 98 percent in terms of how my Achilles is doing. Everything seems to be going all right.
“I’m not going to be in top form, but I’m not counting myself out entirely. I’ll give it a good effort and we’ll see where the cards fall.”
Flaherty will start what is designed to be an active racing year when he enters his first Napa Valley Marathon, as he joins a sold-out field of 2,600 runners for the 35th annual event on a point-to-point course. The race starts at 7 a.m. from Rosedale Road and the Silverado Trail in Calistoga and finishes at Vintage High School in Napa.
Read the entire article about Matt's comeback in the Napa Valley Register by clicking here.