Two-time champion misses second consecutive NYC Marathon.
Former New York City Marathon champion Martin Lel has been forced to withdraw from the race. Lel cites are a recent injury as his reason for missing the race for the second year in a row.
Lel is just another casualty of the elite field, as the race recently announced five of the top women would also be unable to toe the line on Sunday. Other athletes to announce their withdrawal include Dire Tune, Lornah Kiplagat and Mara Yamauchi. For an up-to-date list of who is in and who is out be sure to check out the official New York City Marathon website.
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