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.
The 30-year-old hopes to turn a new page on his career.
The old event record dated back to 1988.