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Ndereba withdraws from Boston Marathon

Posted by Matt Pepin, BostonGlobe.com Staff  April 9, 2010 10:33 AM

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300ndereba.jpgFour-time women's champion Catherine Ndereba has withdrawn from this year's Boston Marathon, organizers announced this morning.

Ndereba has a piriformis injury that will prevent her from competing. The piriformis is a muscle that extends from the back of the leg to the lower back.

Ndereba won Boston in 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2005. She was the first Kenyan woman to win the Boston Marathon and also the first woman to win four Boston titles.

Dmytry Baranovskyy of Ukraine has been added to the field. Other elite runner withdrawals announced Friday include Benjamin Maiyo, Mestawet Tufa, and Mohammed Amyn.

The Boston Athletic Association has a complete list of elite athletes entered in the 2010 event.

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