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Marathoners using NYC half as tuneup

Updated: February 8, 2011, 4:10 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

Tuning up for April's prestigious marathons in London and Boston, a critical mass of top U.S. distance runners have entered the New York City Half-Marathon on March 20.

The New York Road Runners club, which organizes the race, announced Tuesday a field that includes four past Olympians. Meb Keflezighi, Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman will be among the starters on the men's side and Kara Goucher, 32, of Portland, Ore., will continue her post-maternity comeback.

Hall, 28, ...

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