FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Samuel Wanjiru and Tatiana Hladyr Withdraw From
the ING New York City Marathon 2007
New York, October 4, 2007—Previously announced entrants Samuel Wanjiru of
Kenya and Tatiana Hladyr of the Ukraine will not compete in the ING New
York City Marathon 2007 on Sunday, November 4, it was announced by New York
Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.
Wanjiru, the half-marathon world record-holder, had planned to make his
marathon debut in New York; however, he told race organizers he was
withdrawing due to problems with his preparation. Hladyr, the runner-up in
last year's race, has a foot injury that will require surgery, according to
her manager, Andrey Baranov. The surgery is planned for October 11.