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Olympian Ryan Hall withdraws from NYC Marathon

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The top three men finishers, Ryan Hall, left, second, Meb Keflezighi, center, first, and Abdi Abdirahman, third, pose after the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) The top three men finishers, Ryan Hall, left, second, Meb Keflezighi, center, first, and Abdi Abdirahman, third, pose after the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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The men's U.S. Olympic marathon team will not be reuniting to run New York in November.

Ryan Hall has withdrawn from the upcoming ING New York City Marathon because of injuries, according to New York Road Runners.

In August, Ryan pulled out of the Olympic marathon in London after about 10 miles because of an injury.

He was signed on to run this year's New York marathon on Nov. 4, 2012, along with his fellow U.S. marathon teammates, Meb Keflezighi and Abdi Abdirahman.

Hall, 29, of Redding, Calif., said he is disappointed to not be able to run in New York.

"I was hoping that after some time off and treatment after the Games, the string of nagging injuries I've been dealing with this year would be behind me," Hall said in a statement. "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 I'm not fit."

New York Road Runners, which organizes the marathon, said Hall is suffering from plantar fasciitis and tightness in his legs. The "small but stubborn injuries" were causing him to miss too much training time, NYRR said.

In London, Abdirahman also dropped out mid-race because of injury, whereas Keflezighi, the 2004 Oylmpic marathon silver medalist, ran a tactical race to finish fourth. He is the 2009 New York City Marathon champion.

In January, Hall came in second to Keflezighi in the U.S. Olympic team trials in Houston.

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