Irelands Alistair Cragg had to pull out of the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan on Sunday. While he was up with the leaders at the 25 km mark, he pulled out not long after.
This is obviously a very disappointing result for the Irish 5,000m and 10,000m record holder. In his previous Marathon in Boston last April, he had to pull out as well.
In a previous interview in October, Cragg had said that he was targetting a sub 2:10 Marathon over the winter. For the moment though, he still has to prove that he can make the transition to the longer distance.