Seven months after ACL surgery, Abbey D’Agostino is almost ready to race
FloTrack caught up with the New Balance Boston group this week after an exciting Marathon Monday in Beantown. 2016 Olympian Abbey D'Agostino famously tore her ACL and meniscus in the 5K prelims last summer in Rio, and then-President Obama called her the ideal American for the resilience and cooperation she showed on the track. She underwent knee surgery in September, and has been running and working out more in recent months. D'Agostino opted for the pool over the track on Tuesday but did take a moment to share her recovery progress and plans for the upcoming season.
She resumed track workouts around late February and is consistently running five days per week. She plans to race a local 1500m in "a couple weeks" and is looking at the New Balance Twilight Series at Bentley University, the adidas BOOST Boston Games and the Adrian Martinez Classic. The seven-time NCAA champion hopes to race one 5K before the U.S. outdoor championships in June; she already has the USAs 5K qualifier after running 15:14.04 in July of 2016.
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