Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kastor and Keflezighi in NYC

Here's an update to my earlier post about the NYC Marathon lottery. I mentioned that the live lottery programming would also include an announcement about the first man and woman to be signed to the professional field. And now I have their names: Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi.

Neither runner is new to the New York race and to be honest, it was almost expected that Meb would be running. As the 2009 champion, he'd have to return to try to defend his title and maybe even lower his personal best 2:09:15. Kastor is going back to basics, returning to the course where she made her marathon debut in 2001. It'll be the second marathon for both this year with Deena running the Virgin London Marathon on April 25 and Meb running the Boston Marathon on April 19. Check out this press release for more details. Photo grabbed from (Note: Deena's name spelled wrong on her bib)

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