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Ryan Hall to run Bay To Breakers

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Thomas B. Shea

Ryan Hall, who was forced to withdraw from the 2013 Boston Marathon in early March with a nagging quad injury, announced on Wednesday that he will be running in the Bay To Breakers race, a 12K celebrating its 101st anniversary May 19.

The video linked out to an official video celebrating the race's history:

Hall owns the American record in the half-marathon (59:43) and has a run a sub-2:07 marathon, but more recently has been bothered by injuries. A tight hamstring resulted in the 30-year-old withdrawing from the Olympic Marathon around mile 11, and then persisted, forcing him out of the 2012 New York City Marathon.

Pulling out of Boston this year means Hall has not successfully completed a race since the Healthy Kidney 10k in May 2012, where he finished just 15th.