Reiko Tosa, who took the silver medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Canada, has decided not to compete in the Tokyo International Women’s Marathon this fall because of an injury sustained to her left foot, marathon sources said Tuesday.

Tosa, twisted her ankle in China, where she had been training earlier this month, and had not been able to practice since then for the Nov. 16 race which doubles as an Olympic qualifier.

The 27-year-old returned to Japan to receive treatment and after undergoing a medical examination on Monday decided to withdraw.

According to marathon sources, she is unlikely to compete until the Nagoya International Women’s Marathon, which takes place next March.

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