Caroline Wozniacki Confident She Can Finish New York City Marathon

Caroline Wozniacki realized before Wimbledon in mid-June that this year's tournament schedule would allow her to do the NYC Marathon, a longtime goal. Always considered one of tennis' fittest players, she figured she could squeeze in enough extra running to add to what she already did in her tennis training.

updated: October 30, 2014 09:52 IST
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Caroline Wozniacki poses with her runner's bib during a news conference.

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New York: Caroline Wozniacki started having nightmares of being rolled off the New York City Marathon course in a wheelchair.

As first-time marathoners are supposed to, she had planned one long training run of close to the 26.2-mile distance. The only problem: The tennis star started winning too much in her day job.

That meant less time off and more fatigue. So going into Sunday's race, Wozniacki has never covered more than about 13 miles.

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