Boston Marathon champ to run the Bellin

Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

GREEN BAY – The winner of this year’s Boston Marathon will join other elite runners in the 2014 Bellin Run.

This will be Meb Keflezighi’s first time running the Bellin. Keflezighi was the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. He is also a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist.

Last year’s top two finishers in both the men’s and women’s fields will also participate in the 10K run on June 14.

Lani Rutto Kiplagat and Allan Kiprono finished one and two in the men’s division last year. Kiplagat grabbed the top spot with a time of 29:12.

In the elite women’s field, Risper Gesabwa and Millicent Kuria will be returning after finishing in first and second place last year. Gesawba’s 2013 win was her second consecutive win. Her time was 32:58.

More than 20,000 registrants took part in last year’s Bellin Run.

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