Three years ago he weight 230 pounds.
He did it despite the pain.
He perished in a car accident.
He says he's in top shape still.
The event receives national recognition.
The race will set a nighttime record.
"Dancing with the Stars" host Brooke Burke headlines the event.
The men's race wasn't decided until the final 100 meters.
The 2008 and 2009 champion returns.
The field ranges from seasoned runners to debutants.