The 31-year-old is excited to compete for a national title on March 15.
The 35-year-old hopes to go under 2:30.
New York Road Runners announces the first 12 professionals that will compete in the November race.
Ben True was the men's victor.
Five U.S. Olympians will take part. Event to be broadcast live locally on WABC-TV and nationally on ESPN3.
Janet Bawcom was the women's winner.
Event record holder Abdi Abdirahman and Kara Goucher will compete.
Olympians and up-and-comers will battle it out at the New York City Marathon.
Star-studded lineup will take to the streets of Boston later this month.
Joan Benoit Samuelson had held the mark.