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Caroline Wozniacki, Meb Keflezighi to run in NYC Marathon

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Former world No. 1 tennis star Caroline Wozniacki will run in the 2014 New York City Marathon, the New York Road Runners announced Thursday.

The New York City Marathon is scheduled to take place Nov. 2.

The NYRR also announced that Boston Marathon winner and Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi will compete in the race. He won the NYC marathon in 2009, becoming the first American to win the race in 27 years.

Both athletes are running to raise money for the Team for Kids organization.

Wozniacki, who is 13th in the WTA rankings this week, has 22 WTA titles in her career, including a victory in the Istanbul Cup on July 20. She has yet to win a Grand Slam event.

“I can’t wait to trade my tennis racquet for a pair of running shoes and take part in the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon as a New York Road Runners Team for Kids Ambassador,” Wozniacki said.

- Scooby Axson