"The 36-year-old long distance legend last competed in a US event in
2007, when he won the New York Half-Marathon in a race-record 59
minutes, 24 seconds. Gebrselassie will seek a 20,000-dollar top prize
in the 100,000-dollar event."
Gebrselassie holds the world marathon record of 2:03:59 which he set at the 2008 Berlin Marathon. He is also almost undefeated at the half marathon distance having won 9 out of the 10 the ten half marathon's he's raced.