She had been primed to run well in New York last year.
It's filled with world champions and record holders.
Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana will lead the women's race.
Conditions were optimal for the 37th edition of the race.
The Olympic gold medalist will compete against her Ethiopian teammates.
He may be Kenya's next marathon powerhouse.
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Americans Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher finish 10th and 11th, respectively.
He debuted with a win this year in Dubai.