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Keflezighi understands decision to cancel marathon

Updated: November 3, 2012, 7:11 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Meb Keflezighi need only think of the Staten Island mother whose two children were swept away by flood waters to keep perspective on the cancellation of the New York City Marathon.

The father to three young daughters, Keflezighi feels a special bond with New York. It was his first marathon; it might be his last. And in 2009, New Yorkers cheered him as he became the first American in 27 years to win the race.

Organizers met with the elite runners Saturday, a day after the ...

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