Meb to run Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in hometown

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Meb Keflezighi is scheduled to run the half marathon as part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Sunday, his first appearance in his hometown as a pro.

Keflezighi, who attended San Diego High and UCLA, won the 2009 New York City Marathon, the first American to claim the title in 27 years, and the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

His main competition will come from Martin Lel, a three-time London Marathon champ.

Keflezighi plans to continue running in shorter road races the rest of this year and next. His only commitments are to the New York City Marathon on Nov. 6 and the U.S. Olympic marathon trials Jan. 14 in Houston.