Within seconds of each other, U.S. marathoners Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman were out of the Olympic race.
First, Ryan Hall dropped out around the 11-mile mark with a tight right hamstring. Then Abdirahman called it a day because of an aching right knee. Hall was among the favorites to contend for a medal, too.
"I felt like I was favoring my stride and didn't want to get injured," says Hall, who lives in Flagstaff, Ariz.
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