The 2013 Boston Marathon will take place without Ryan Hall, who holds Boston’s American record (2:04.58 in 2011). He has dropped out of this year’s race with a quad injury.
"I am gutted to have to bow out of this year's Boston Marathon,” Hall tweeted yesterday. “I had put in a great deal of very hard training before sustaining a quad strain that made me miss about a month of training."
As Runner’s World notes, the 30-year-old has been dealing with the injury for a while:
Hall has been injured for much of the last year. He dropped out of the Olympic Marathon in August after about 10 miles with a hamstring strain. In September, he withdrew from November's New York City Marathon because of a quadriceps strain. Hall's last completed race was the Healthy Kidney 10K last May, where he placed 15th in 30:15.
In December, Hall announced that he was giving up self-coaching to work with Italian coach Renato Canova, who has guided the training of many top Kenyan marathoners. Hall had planned to spend time in Kenya with Canova before Boston, but canceled that trip in February when the quad injury resurfaced.
This year’s Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday, April 15.