The marathon also serves as a world championships team selection race for Japanese women.
Top Boston finisher for the U.S., Jason Hartmann is glad the marathon will not be postponed.
The U.S. Olympian is looking forward to her third marathon.
The pair have teamed up to run the New York City Marathon.
Past champions and multiple Olympic medalists are listed amongst the top entrants.
It's the most wonderful time of the racing year.
Olympians and up-and-comers will battle it out at the New York City Marathon.
The American men are officially "back" in the distance events.
The Ethiopian closed with a blistering final lap, winning by over 5 seconds to cap off the first day of competition.
Check out these great shots from the first day of track action!