The 32-year-old Kenyan put the race away over the final 5 miles to win in 2:08:24.
The reigning New York City Marathon champion isn't phased by the pressure surrounding him.
The race is chock full of former champions, Olympic champions and course record holders.
The 35-year-old suffered a broken toe during a training run over the summer.
The fastest marathoner of all time is eyeing the 10K world record in Ottawa.
The top-5 men all broke 60 minutes.
There are 10 runners entered who have gone under 60 minutes.
The 26.2-mile race has become more competitive for both the men's and women's divisions.
The world's second-fastest marathoner heads to Dubai next month.
The Big Apple knows how to put on a road show.