Boston champ Meb Keflezighi to run NYC Marathon

Boston champ Meb Keflezighi to run NYC Marathon

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Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP photo/Charles Krupa) Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP photo/Charles Krupa)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Three-time Olympian and Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi will run this November's TCS New York City Marathon, a race he won in 2009, New York Road Runners announced recently.

Keflezighi, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the marathon, will run as Team for Kids ambassador, raising money for the NYRR Team for Kids charity running team as well as his own charity, the MEB Foundation.

"I am excited to be running the TCS New York City Marathon for the ninth time. This is a very special race and city for me," Keflezighi said in a statement released by NYRR.

Keflezighi, 39, of San Diego, thrilled fans in April when he pulled away early from several runners with faster marathon personal bests and then broke the tape at the Boston Marathon. His Boston victory, coming a year after the bombings at the race, marked the first by an American man since 1983.

NYRR also announced that pro tennis player Caroline Wozniacki will run the marathon as a Team for Kids ambassador.

The TCS New York City Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, November 2, 2014. The 26.2-mile race kicks off on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Staten Island and ends in Central Park in Manhattan.

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