The Villanova graduate will be giving the 26.2-mile race a shot in November.
The Big Apple has traditionally been a good place for debuts.
This year's Boston Marathon runner-up hopes to win in the Windy City.
He's eyeing a 2012 marathon debut.
He's not interested in the marathon right now.
The short-track specialist has decided to go long.
It will be his second marathon.
Like most marathon debutants, the winner hit "the wall" at the 20-mile mark.
The fastest American to ever run 10,000m wants to focus on the track for the next three to five years.
Since losing her husband, Ryan Shay, at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in New York City, widow Alicia Shay has struggled with grief,