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Ryan Hall explains withdrawal from Boston Marathon
Posted by Matt Pepin, BostonGlobe.com Staff March 14, 2013 02:00 PM
an interview with Runner's World's John Brant.Ryan Hall, the top American entered in the Boston Marathon prior to his withdrawal on Wednesday, explained why he had to pull out in
"I just strained my right quad during a long run. There wasn't anything going on before the long run, just something that popped up at the end of the long run. It wasn't a serious injury but it did take much longer than I expected to heal. I was hoping to only miss a couple of days, and then only a week or two of training, but it turned into a month of not being able to do any substantial running. I just missed too much time to be in good enough shape to run Boston," Hall said.
He said he's already back running after missing about a month of training, but has not yet chosen the next marathon he will run, although he would like to run a fall marathon.
Check out Brant's full exclusive Q&A on the Runner's World website.
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- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes
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