03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Patrick Makau: NYC Marathon Runner May Win Top Prize

Patrick Makau is set to race in Sunday's New York City Marathon. Makau, who is from Kenya, has won 11 previous half-marathons and road races.

Makau made his marathon debut in 2009, at the Rotterdam Marathon, where he finished fourth -- just short of the fastest marathon debut.