Women’s Champion Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia Withdraws from NYC Marathon

Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia (left), winner of last year's New York City Marathon, pictured with second place finisher Buzunesh Deba of NYC, has withdrawn from the 2012 competition due to injury. (Photo: Getty Images/file)

By Associated Press

Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012

NEW YORK — Women’s champion Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia has withdrawn from this year’s New York City Marathon.

Race organizers said Monday she had been unable to train because of an infected blister.

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