Lel, Cheruiyot Out Of New York City Marathon

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Oct. 12, 2010
  • Updated Oct. 28, 2010 at 11:35 AM UTC

Injured Kenyans won’t run in the Big Apple.

Two-time New York City Marathon champion Martin Lel and four-time Boston Marathon winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot have pulled out of the ING New York City Marathon on November 7 due to injury.

Cheruiyot, the runner up in the Big Apple last year, and Lel, who also pulled out of last month’s Great North Run, were part of the most competitive field in the race’s history, which includes defending champion Meb Keflezighi of the United States and marathon world-record holder Haile Gebreselassie of Ethiopia.

For More: USA Today

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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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