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Tirunesh Dibaba won't run London

Updated: March 14, 2013, 1:55 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Olympic 10,000-meter champion Tirunesh Dibaba has pulled out of the London Marathon because of a shin injury.

The 27-year-old Ethiopian was expected to make her marathon debut, but says "the increase in mileage has caused a flare-up of my previous lower leg injury."

Dibaba is a three-time Olympic champion, having also won the 5,000 and 10,000 at the 2008 Beijing Games.

London Marathon race director Hugh Brasher says "it is disappointing to lose Tirunesh ... everyone ...

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