Ryan Hall Out Of New York City Marathon

Ryan Hall has had a tough time staying healthy in 2013. Photo: PhotoRun.net

The two-time Olympian is battling a hip injury. 

Ryan Hall is out of this year’s New York City Marathon due to a hip injury, officials from the New York Road Runners announced on Tuesday.

“In my zealous efforts to have redemption in this year’s ING New York City Marathon, I overstepped the first and most important rule—making it to the line healthy,” Hall said in a press release. “A long string of very aggressive training has aggravated my hip and it has not been able to fully calm down, such that I don’t think racing on it is wise. I am very disappointed that I won’t be lining up on November 3rd as I had so looked forward to, but I am refocusing now on getting back to 100% and going after some big goals in 2014. Redemption will have to wait, but it will be all the more sweet.”

Hall, who dropped out of last summer’s Olympic Marathon due to a hamstring injury, finished second at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon in Houston.

Other top American men in the field include 2009 New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi, two-time fourth-place Boston Marathon finisher Jason Hartmann, Ryan Vail and Jeffrey Eggleston, whop represented the U.S. at the most recent World Championships in Moscow.

The ING New York City Marathon will be presented live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes+ from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST on Sunday, November 3.

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