The huge Star Wars fan showed it over the weekend.
The 31-year-old is hoping to improve on his seventh-place finish in 2014.
This decade-old group run brings together elites and age-groupers every Thursday morning.
The pair leads a strong contingent of runners that will compete in the race's 119th edition on April 20.
Ryan Vail and Kara Goucher lead the crop of runners looking to earn a podium spot in the Big Apple.
The two Americans hope the New York City Marathon plays to their strengths.
Other Americans ran well on Monday in Boston.
The newly minted marathoner is ready to mix it up against a stacked men's field.
It was the first national title for both runners.