Christine Leahy: My Marathon Drop-Out

Christine Leahy, pictured about 10 minutes before dropping out near the 18-mile mark

Christine Leahy, pictured a few minutes before dropping out near the 18-mile mark of the 2003 New York City Marathon. Christine Leahy hide caption

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Success! Leahy at the finish line of the 1998 NYC Marathon.

Success! Leahy at the finish line of the 1998 NYC Marathon. Christine Leahy hide caption

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Writer Christine Leahy remembers the pain of being a marathon drop-out last year, as runners worldwide gear up for the New York City Marathon this weekend.

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