The annual 1-mile memorial race takes place on July 28.
All the pre-race favorites dropped out except for one.
His late brother was his running mentor and friend.
The 34-year-old older sister of deceased U.S. runner Ryan Shay missed starting the ING New York City Marathon due to an emergency
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,