New York City Marathon Elite Race Preview

The 38-year-old Joe Pavey is hoping her racing experience pays off on Sunday. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Meb Keflezighi

In 2009 Keflezighi celebrated becoming the first American winner in the Big Apple since 1982. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Can Meb still contend for a major marathon title, or are the 36-year-old’s best days behind him? The 2009 New York City Marathon champion and 2004 Olympic Marathon silver medalist will be the perennial crowd favorite in the Big Apple, but he’ll have his hands full attempting a second win against one of the most competitive fields in the race’s history. Keflezighi has had a quiet year of racing, so all eyes will be watching if he goes for broke in NYC or saves himself for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon on Jan. 14.

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