NEW YORK (AP) — World-record holder Haile Gebrselassie has pulled out of the New York City Marathon with an apparent right knee injury.

The Ethiopian great stopped at the 16-mile mark on the Queensboro Bridge on Sunday. Gebrselassie had said before the race that the knee was bothering him.

The 37-year-old Gebrselassie was making his much-anticipated debut at the NYC Marathon.

Marathon officials say Gebrselassie had an MRI on Saturday that found fluid and tendinitis in the knee.

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