A strong Ethiopian contingent is running Italy's second-largest marathon.
He hopes to qualify for the Olympics next February.
An Ethiopian won the men's race.
The 2008 and 2009 champion returns.
They are looking to take down Tsegaye Kebede's course record.
Top times really started dropping three years ago.
She could be the first New Yorker to win in 37 years.
She set a new course record by three tenths of a second.
There were nearly 22,000 finishers taking part in near-perfect fall conditions.
Marathon conditions were hardly optimal in Minneapolis-St. Paul yesterday.