This year’s American professional athlete field for the TCS New York City Marathon is a mix of accomplished veterans and future stars at the distance. Headlining the field are Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan.
Flanagan will make her return to the marathon distance after sitting out much of 2017 due to injury. This will be her second NYC Marathon. She made her marathon debut at the event in 2010, where she finished second.
Keflezighi is closing out his professional marathon career with one last NYC Marathon. It will be his 26th race at the distance. He also debuted on this course back in 2002, but his most memorable performance is his 2009 victory.
The New York City Marathon takes place on Nov. 5. Check out which other American runners will join Flanagan and Keflezighi on a tour of the five boroughs.