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Marathoner Meb Keflezighi Pays a Visit to the Broadway Run Team

The ''Broadway Run'' team got some words of inspiration before their Abbott Dash to the Finish Line. logo
Meb Keflezighi and the Broadway Run team.
(© Matthew Stocke)

Legendary marathoner Meb Keflezighi visited the Broadway Run team to lend words of inspiration ahead of their Dash to the Finish Line 5K, scheduled for Saturday, November 4. The event will raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The Broadway Run team includes cast, crew, and producers from A Bronx Tale, Hello, Dolly!, The Lion King, Waitress, union members from Actors' Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the American Guild of Variety Artists, staff from Carnegie Hall, Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Broadway Cares, as well as other actors, creative artists and theater fans.

Keflezighi is retiring from professional running after this Sunday's marathon. He is the only athlete to win the NYC Marathon, the Boston Marathon and an Olympic medal. Also a motivational speaker, and author, Keflezighi created the MEB Foundation, which is committed to promoting youth health, education, and fitness.

The Abbott Dash to the Finish Line is a 3.1-mile walk or run through the streets of Manhattan that ends at the famed New York City Marathon finish line in Central Park.

To donate to the Broadway Run team or learn more about participating next year, click here.