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|American Ryan Hall Withdraws from Chicago Marathon
|CHICAGO (AP) -- American Ryan Hall has withdrawn from next month's Chicago Marathon because of fatigue.
Hall finished 14th at the Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sept. 19 with a time nearly four minutes off his U.S. record. He said in a statement Wednesday that he had overtrained.
The 27-year-old Hall established himself as a top marathon contender when he won the Olympic trials for the 2008 Games in dominating fashion. But he is still seeking his first major marathon title after four top-five finishes.
Hall had targeted the Oct. 10 race in Chicago for an attempt to break the American marathon record.
Hall's withdrawal was first reported by the Chicago Tribune.
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