Caroline Wozniacki to run in New York City Marathon

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

Caroline Wozniacki is adding a big event to her schedule. (Getty Images)
Caroline Wozniacki is adding a big event to her schedule. (Getty Images)

As if Caroline Wozniacki doesn't have enough to deal with right now as the U.S. Open looms, but the former No. 1 player in the world is also preparing to run her first marathon in the New York City edition.

It's going to require a lot of additional work but she already runs a lot as part of her training regiment for tennis. Still, she has never completed a run of more than 10 kilometers. That's going to change soon enough.

It helps that she's going to have a lot of support.

And no, this is not about a distraction from her breakup with top golfer and Open Champion Rory McIlroy, if that's what you were thinking. The AP explains:

The former No. 1 player said Thursday that she long had wanted to do a marathon and decided before Wimbledon that she could pull it off this year. She says seeking this challenge wasn't an attempt to distract herself from her personal life -- golfer Rory McIlroy broke off their engagement in late May.

The final for the women's tournament is scheduled to be finished by Sept. 8 while the New York City Marathon won't be run until Nov. 2, which gives her plenty of time between events ... if she weren't a professional tennis player with out tournaments to train for and play in.

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