Press Release - Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon - 6/25/09
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PAUL TERGAT WITHDRAWS FROM ROCK 'N' ROLL SEATTLE HALF MARATHON
Seattle, Wash - June 25, 2009 - Five-time world champion Paul Tergat was
forced to pull out of this weekend's Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Half Marathon.
Kenya's former marathon world record holder suffered a recurrence of the
injury which forced him to pull out of last month's 25km race in Berlin.
"Paul was out jogging the morning before his flight and felt some pain in
his lower back. With the length of the flight from Nairobi to Seattle, and
the race itself, he decided it was best to pull out," said Matthew
Turnbull, the Elite Athlete Coordinator for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
Series. "It's a blow to lose any athlete so close to a race. Everyone
associated with Rock 'n' Roll Seattle was looking forward to welcoming Paul
to the inaugural event in what is going to be an exciting and long standing
relationship here in the Pacific Northwest."