NEW YORK — Meb Keflezighi is philosophical about running the New York City Marathon 69 days before the U.S. Olympic trials.

No other top American is attempting the double. But Keflezighi figures anything can happen in running, so there's no need to skip New York, which he loves so much.

It's also easy to take that approach for a runner who has accomplished so much.

In 2009, he became the first American man since 1982 to win the NYC Marathon. At the 2004 Olympics, Keflezighi took silver to become the first American man to medal since 1976.

The NYC Marathon is Sunday. The Olympic trials are Jan. 14 in Houston.