The race is a World Championship qualifier.
With no clear favorite for victory, this race looks wide open.
Can Derartu Tulu Repeat? Or will a newcomer such as Shalane Flanagan or Mary Keitany break the tape?
Tulu to defend her crown on November 7; Cheruiyot, Goumri, Kwambai, Petrova also returning.
Can an American man win for the first time this century? Will Paula three-peat? Written by: Sean McKeon The 2009 ING New York City Marathon