“Catherine The Great” Continues Her Comeback

She will be racing in South Carolina this weekend.

Catherine Ndereba is beginning her comeback this weekend in South Carolina. Photo:

She will be racing in South Carolina this weekend.

It’s been eight long years since Catherine Ndereba raced in the Cooper River Bridge Run. But this year, she’s back at the annual point-to-point 10K, which is held in Charleston, South Carolina. Ndereba, 38, is a two-time Olympic silver medalist and has won the South Carolina race three times (2000, 2001, and 2002).

Ndereba, a Kenyan citizen living in the United States, says she is racing the Cooper River Bridge Run as a tuneup for the Boston Marathon.

“I have no particular goals for the Bridge Run,” she said. “I just plan to run the race and finish strong.”

This will be a comeback race for Ndereba. Last year, she suffered a bone bruise at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon in Alexandria, Virginia.

Besides her Olympic silver medals that she won in 2004 and 2008, Ndereba has also won the Boston Marathon four times (the only woman to do so).

“I’m happy to be able to get back to Charleston after all these years,” she said.

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