By Tomas Nilsson
Swedish pro Anna Enocsson (Ghost International) has decided to call it quits at age 36 despite the chance for an Olympic berth this coming summer.
"Looking back on the season of 2007, I guess that the comeback after my serious back injury last year was too intensive and I was zealous to get back to where I was before the accident. I didn't give my body enough time to rest and to recover," she wrote on her website www.annaenocsson.com.
In 2006, at the World Cup Marathon in Mount Saint Anne, Canada, she finished second but hurt her back badly in the cross country race one week later and was forced to undergo an acute operation of a serious slipped disc.
Enocsson came back strongly in 2007 with a 10th place in the World Marathon Championships in Verviers in August, 16th as her best World Cup placing in Offenburg in May and 28th in the World Championships in Fort William in September.