Athletics - American Cain out of world indoor championships

American teenage middle-distance prodigy Mary Cain has withdrawn from the world indoor championships in Poland due to a calf injury.

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Mary Cain, 16, celebrates as she wins the women's 1 mile run finals at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico March 3, 2013

The 17-year-old U.S. women's 1,500 metres champion said in a statement she developed a discomfort in her lower calf over the past week and does not want to risk further injury.

Cain will be replaced by Heather Kampf at the March 7-9 event.

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