Ryan Vail and Kara Goucher lead the crop of runners looking to earn a podium spot in the Big Apple.
We caught up with the 28-year-old ahead of Sunday's New York City Marathon.
The race will mark Goucher’s return to New York following her Big Apple debut in 2008.
Here’s a quick glance at who some of the top contenders might be on Feb. 13, 2016
The Olympic silver medalist cemented his status as the best American 10,000m runner of all-time.
Vail's finish is the highest by an American in London since 2009.
The American said his run-up to London was the best training for a marathon he's had.
The leading American last weekend believes his race helped build character and mental toughness.
Can an American find their way on to the podium at this year's race?
The 27-year-old feels strong heading into Sunday's ING New York City Marathon.