07/25/2012 01:44 EDT | Updated 09/24/2012 05:12 EDT

Foot injury forces French marathon runner Christelle Daunay to pull out of London Olympics

PARIS - The French Athletics Federation says marathon runner Christelle Daunay has pulled out of the London Olympics because of a foot injury.

Daunay was due to run on Aug. 5, but medical tests revealed a crack on the second toe of her left foot.

The FFA said in a statement Wednesday that Daunay, who finished second in the Paris marathon in 2010 and represented France at the 2008 Olympics, needs to rest for two months.

The 37-year-old Daunay says "it's hard to take" but "I will be the first person to support the French Olympic team, and in particular my athletics colleagues."