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Ritzenhein Withdraws From The London Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jan. 26, 2011

His ankle continues to plague him.

According to an article posted on the USA Today Web site, American marathoner Dathan Ritzenhein has withdrawn from this year’s Virgin London Marathon. He made this decision due to a persistent ankle injury and feels that he cannot improve upon his marathon PR (2:10:00) because of it.

Race director Dave Bedford offered the following short comment about Ritzenhein’s decision: “Unfortunately he has been beaten by injury. We wish him well and hope to see him in the future.”

Ritzenhein placed ninth in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is 28 years old.

For More: USA Today

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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