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His Oregon Project teammate, Matthew Centrowitz, has withdrawn from the race.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
A former Dartmouth runner and current pro triathlete talks exclusively on how she influenced the American record-holder’s path to
The cruise was organized by Vantage Deluxe World Travel, a Boston-based company.
The 3:46 miler retired from professional running this month and now turns to triathlon.