Marathon world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie revealed just hours before the race that he was suffering from a slight knee injury. Geb has a history of odd excuses when he drops out of major races, so we can’t help but ask, “Will Haile Gebrselassie finish the 2010 ING New York City Marathon?
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.