U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall Withdraws Due to Injury from 2013 ING New York City Marathon
New York October 22, 2013ÛÓ
The 2013 ING New York City Marathon menÛªs professional field will lose
previously announced Ryan Hall due to a hip injury, it was announced
today by New York Road Runners officials.
my zealous efforts to have redemption in this year’s ING New York City
Marathon, I overstepped the first
and most important ruleÛÓmaking it to the line healthy,Û said Hall. ÛÏA
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.Û
U.S. menÛªs field features HallÛªs 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon teammate
Meb Keflezighi. Other top Americans
include two-time fourth-place Boston Marathon finisher Jason Hartmann,
last yearÛªs eighth-ranked U.S. marathoner Ryan Vail, and 2013 World
Championships team member Jeffrey Eggleston.
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
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.
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
About the ING New York City Marathon
premier event, the ING New York City Marathon is the most loved and
most inclusive marathon in the world, attracting elite athletes and
recreational runners alike for the challenge and thrill of a lifetime.
The race has grown tremendously since it began in 1970 with just 127
runners racing four laps of Central Park. Now, some 48,000 participants
from all over the globe flock to New York City
every November for an adrenaline-filled road tour of all five boroughs,
starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
and ending in Central Park. Some run for prize money or bragging rights,
others for charity or their personal best.
All are cheered on by more than two million live spectators and a TV
audience of 330 million.
is proud to be a part of the World Marathon MajorsÛÓan alliance with the
Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW Berlin, and Bank of America
Chicago marathonsÛÓto advance the sport, raise awareness and increase
interest and involvement in participatory and professional marathon
running globally. A signature element is the WMM series, which offers a
$1 million prize purse to be split equally between
the top male and the top female marathoner in the world.