Anchorage runner Jesse Cherry's Olympic Trials marathon race ended prematurely, and in pain Saturday in Los Angeles.
Cherry, 30, pulled out of the race with a tightened plantar fascia in his foot.
"I was running a great race but then my plantar started to tighten," Cherry said on Twitter. "I tried pushing through it but after a mile or two, I could no longer land on my forefoot."
It was the second appearance in the Olympic Trials men's marathon for Cherry, a Chugiak High graduate who lives in California.
Claiming victory in the men's 26.2-mile race was Galen Rupp, who ran 2:11:12 in his marathon debut. Meb Keflezighi was second (2:12:20) and Jared Ward third (2:13:00).
The women's victory went to Amy Cragg in 2:28:54. Desiree Linden placed second (2:28:54), and Shalene Flanagan third (2:29:19).
The top three in both races will represent the United States at the Summer Olympics in Brazil.