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Kebede Won’t Run New York City Marathon

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Oct. 14, 2010
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM UTC

Ethiopian won’t make late charge at World Marathon Majors Crown.

Needing 10 points to secure the 2009-10 World Marathon Majors title after his second-place finish at last weekend’s Chicago Marathon, Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede didn’t immediately rule out stepping on the starting line of the last race in the series, the ING New York City Marathon, on November 7. Kebede’s representative, Valentin Trouw, said on Wednesday, however, that the 23-year old would bail on the race in the Big Apple.

“New York was never in his mind before Chicago,” Trouw told The New York Times. “He thought about it briefly after Chicago, but then we realized it was not a good idea. Tsegaye has a lot of good years to come, we hope at least 10 years and maybe 12.”

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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