A familiar cast of racers, including defending champs Marcel Hug and Tatyana McFadden, will compete on Sunday.
Ryan Vail and Kara Goucher lead the crop of runners looking to earn a podium spot in the Big Apple.
If the New York City Marathon is run in wintry conditions, Desiree Linden will be ready.
The 2014 New York City Marathon will be Keflezighi's ninth.
The two Americans hope the New York City Marathon plays to their strengths.
The 2009 champion has some pointers for the thousands of runners who will line up on Staten Island this weekend.
One study concludes that taking gels at regular intervals during a marathon can help lower finishing times.
Kennedy held the American record in three shorter-distance events before retiring in 2004.
The race's one millionth finisher will cross the line Sunday in Central Park.