Olympic runner Ryan Hall to miss ING NYC Marathon

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October 22, 2013 12:53:32 PM PDT
Olympian Ryan Hall will miss the 2013 ING New York City Marathon due to a hip injury, New York Road Runners officials announced.

"In my zealous efforts to have redemption in this year's ING New York City Marathon, I overstepped the first and most important rule - making it to the line healthy," said Hall. "A long string of very aggressive training has aggravated my hip and it has not been able to fully calm down, such that I don't think racing on it is wise. I am very disappointed that I won't be lining up on November 3rd as I had so looked forward to, but I am refocusing now on getting back to 100% and going after some big goals in 2014. Redemption will have to wait, but it will be all the more sweet."

The 31-year-old Hall ran the fastest marathon by an American in finishing fourth in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 58 seconds in ideal conditions in Boston in 2011. Because of the course setup, it doesn't count as a U.S. record.

He also was fourth in New York in 2009, when Meb Keflezighi became the first American in 27 years to win the race. Keflezighi is to run this year's marathon, which is Nov. 3.

The U.S. men's field features Hall's 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon teammate Meb Keflezighi. Other top Americans include two-time fourth-place Boston Marathon finisher Jason Hartmann, last year's eighth-ranked U.S. marathoner Ryan Vail, and 2013 World Championships team member Jeffrey Eggleston.

Nationally, the ING New York City Marathon will be presented live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes+ from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. For those who have video subscriptions with affiliated providers, the race will also be available via WatchESPN. Locally, New Yorkers can watch the race on ABC7 or 7online.com from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or via WatchABC on mobile devices. Pre-race features from the start at Fort Wadsworth will broadcast live at 7:00 a.m. on ABC7, 7online.com and WatchABC. Additionally, a national highlights show will air from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on local ABC affiliates. International viewers can watch the broadcast via a live digital stream from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST on 7online.com.

Check out On the Run at ontherun.nyrr.org for behind-the-scenes access to the ING New York City Marathon. On the Run is a must-see for runners of all ages and abilities. The program airs at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday of race week, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. Monday, and on demand at ontherun.nyrr.org.