Former Stanford star Ryan Hall won't run the New York City Marathon in November because of lingering injuries, race officials announced Monday.
Hall, of Redding, dropped out of the Olympic marathon in London last month because of a leg injury. He said he is suffering from plantar fasciitis and tightness in his legs.
"I am very disappointed to not be able to run," Hall, 29, said in a statement. "I was hoping that after some time off and treatment after the Games, the string of nagging injuries I've been dealing with this year would be behind me. After trying to run through, I came to the realization when keeping the big picture in mind, that I needed to take a longer break to let things heal and not rush the training. As much as I would love to still race after taking the break, my integrity will not let me show up to the line if I'm not fit."