Hopefully she doesn't mind me blowing up her spot on this, but it's genuinely exciting to know she'll be running alongside speedy Kenyans and (hopefully beating) some celebrities in the field.
In the past, actor Edward Norton ran the NYC Marathon in 3:48, rapper P. Diddy ran the city in 4:15 and actress Katie Holmes did it in 5:30.
Celebrities in this year's field include Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, NBC weatherman and running butt of jokes Al Roker and Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Howard Stern Show sidekick Robin Quivers and Survivor champion Ethan will be running, too. And former New York Giants receiver Amani Toomer is becoming the first NFL player to complete the Marathon.
As you can see, Kelaine's got her own cheering section. That's her in the middle, surrounded by her adoring parents after she completed the Marine Corps Marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon. NFL running back Marshawn Lynch has nothing on Kelaine's beast mode.
You know who definitely won't be running in the Marathon (besides me)? San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who was last spotted celebrating in front of a brownie sundae designed to feed six people.
The impressive part is that you actually have to qualify for this thing through a series of events. Even the rules seem pretty complicated.
It's not clear if the celebrities get a free pass for publicity's sake. Here's hoping Kelaine kicks all those celebrity butts!