U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall Withdraws from 2012 ING New York City Marathon
Injuries force him out of November 4 race
Courtesy of the NYRR
New York, September 10, 2012 The 2012 ING New York City Marathon mens field will lose previously announced Ryan Hall due to a series of small but stubborn injuries, including plantar fasciitis and tightness in his legs, which have caused him to lose too much training time, it was announced today by New York Road Runners officials.
I am very disappointed to not be able to run this years ING New York City Marathon, said Hall, 29, of Redding, CA. I was hoping that after some time off and treatment after the Games, the string of nagging injuries Ive been dealing with this year would be behind me. After trying to run through, I came to the realization when keeping the big picture in mind, that I needed to take a longer break to let things heal and not rush the training. As much as I would love to still race after taking the break, my integrity will not let me show up to the line if Im not fit.
Hall started the Olympic Marathon in London last month, but was forced to stop due to injury. The mens field features Halls U.S. Olympic Marathon teammates Meb Keflezighi and Abdi Abdirahman. Other top Americans include Jason Hartmann, Brett Gotcher, Nick Arciniaga, Scott Bauhs, Andrew Carlson, and Ryan Vail.
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