Agence France-PresseSeptember 14, 2013 06:03
World marathon record-holder Patrick Makau has withdrawn from this month's Berlin marathon due to a knee injury, the athlete said on Saturday.
The 28-year-old Kenyan, who set the world's best of 2:03.38 on the same course in 2011, said he was disappointed not to compete in Berlin, where he planned to lower his record.
"I wanted to compete and remained focused for the race," Makau told AFP.
"But after discovering the extent of the injury, I now realise that I won't be in shape to give my very best on September 29. It is very disappointing," he added.