The gritty 31-year-old is back to see if she can improve upon her 2011 runner-up finish.
The pair leads a strong contingent of runners that will compete in the race's 119th edition on April 20.
From Kastor to Flanagan to Joan Benoit Samuelson, these marathoners are the best the U.S. has seen.
It was a Kenyan sprint finish in Central Park. American Desiree Linden finishes fifth.
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 American was 10th at Boston this year and hopes to improve on that result in the Big Apple.
The race will mark Goucher’s return to New York following her Big Apple debut in 2008.
Here’s a quick glance at who some of the top contenders might be on Feb. 13, 2016
The race around Central Park will take place June 14.