Gebrselassie pulls out of NYC marathon

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.