Martin Lel withdraws from NYCM

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    NEW YORK — Kenya's Martin Lel, the 2003 New York City
    Marathon champion, withdrew Wednesday from next month's race
    because of a leg injury while top British runner Mara Yamauchi
    pulled out because of hip problems.

    Lel also won the 2005 London Marathon. Yamauchi captured a
    half-marathon in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Sept. 10 and had been
    planning on making her NYC Marathon debut Nov. 5. article

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    ING NYCM could not really afford to become less competitive, the LaSalle Banks Chicago field was already comparatively stacked before this withdrawl.

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