Monday 24 June 2019

She's no runaway bride as Caroline Wozniacki's set for NYC marathon on Rory McIlroy wedding date

Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki picks up her New York City Marathon official race bib at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki picks up her New York City Marathon official race bib at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki picks up her New York City Marathon official race bib at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki picks up her New York City Marathon official race bib at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki on Miami Beach on May 31 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Dave Lee/GC Images)
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki picks up her New York City Marathon official race bib at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki in times past
Caroline Wozniacki posted a picture of herself in high heels out shopping with a friend in Istanbul Photo: INSTAGRAM
Rory McIlroy has drawn some of the richest dividends since dedicating himself completely to his sport after terminating his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki in May. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Elaine McCahill

Tennis ace Caroline Wozniaki may not have been a ‘runaway bride’ but she will be racing in the New York City marathon on the same weekend that she was due to wed golf star Rory McIlroy.

The Danish tennis star (24) was due to walk down the aisle in New York next weekend but she was cruelly dumped by Rory (25) after the couple had sent out their wedding invitations in May.

Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki picks up her New York City Marathon official race bib at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki picks up her New York City Marathon official race bib at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Now Caroline has spoken of how training for the run has taken her mind off the heartbreak. “I think you can never feel too sure in life. You can’t really plan ahead because you never know what’s going to happen tomorrow,” she said.

Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Rory McIlroy isn't dating Meghan Markle as she enjoyed Dublin with boyfriend

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki in times past
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki in times past

“To be honest, this half of the year I’ve been great tennis-wise, and the running and everything has definitely helped me with everything. It’s cleared my head, but also it’s helped me physically, and I feel stronger on the court. So it’s been a great thing for me. It’s a nice challenge.”

But Caroline admits training alongside her tennis career hasn’t been easy – and she now fears whether she’ll be able to run the full 26 miles for charity.

Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki picks up her New York City Marathon official race bib at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki picks up her New York City Marathon official race bib at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

“I was like, ‘I’ve got this; I’m cool; it’s going to be easy.’ And then I started running more, and in Asia I felt like, ‘Where am I going to run?’

Read more: Caroline Wozniacki reminds Rory what he’s missing, while he gets close to US actress

Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki on Miami Beach on May 31 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Dave Lee/GC Images)
Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki on Miami Beach on May 31 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Dave Lee/GC Images)

“I started panicking a little bit – uh oh, it’s getting close, and I don’t know if I can do this,” she told the New York Times. “I think playing [tennis] and sprinting in intervals is really tough, and you feel sore in your whole body.

“And running, the calves are what feels it the most the same day. But at the same time I don’t feel particularly dead whenever I run because you get into a rhythm, you breathe, you find a breathing pattern,” she added.

Read more: Home is where the heart is as Rory McIlroy buys mansion in Holywood

Meanwhile, American actress Meghan Markle has rubbished rumours that she’s romantically linked to the Northern Irish golfing

number one. Meghan (33) and Rory were spotted having dinner at Fade Street Social and at the Westbury Hotel while she was in Dublin at the One World summit and she admits that she knew people would “go crazy” seeing they were together again – but she just shrugs off the rumours.

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