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Champion Estwanik set to pull out

There will be a new May 24 champion with five-time winner Chris Estwanik set to pull out with a torn muscle in the back of his right knee.

The injury stems from his preparations for his title defence which would have been his sixth in a row had he won during an eight-mile run last weekend.

"It was a freak injury, and really one that has come from overusage of the body," he said. "I went to the doctor and he confirmed the injury so there is a 95 percent chance I won't be running.

"Everyone loves records and this would have been one for the ages but with a record like this comes a bit of luck and good fortune, but I will be out there supporting the runners and my wife as they make their way through the course.

"Barring a miracle from a specialist that I will see tomorrow (Wednesday), I won't be running as you have to look to the future and this injury could end my career if I'm not careful and don't listen to doctor's advice."

Freak injury: Chris Estwanik

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Published May 21, 2013 at 6:34 pm (Updated May 21, 2013 at 6:34 pm)

Champion Estwanik set to pull out

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