We caught up with the former NFL lineman after his race.
The goal is to build a community of virtual runners and fans from all over the world.
The two-time world championship bronze medalist will start February 24.
The two-time world championships medalist will race the 2-mile in Boston on Saturday.
His Oregon Project teammate, Matthew Centrowitz, has withdrawn from the race.
The Iona sophomore clocked a 4:38 mile to finish second at the Columbia Lions Invitational.
The steeplechase ace shows that his racing range extends to 26.2 miles.
The American is making the step up from the half marathon distance this weekend.
A February race date and national TV broadcast helped secure the winning bid.
Also competing will be Alan Webb, who is retiring from professional running to focus on triathlon