The 28-year-old is riding the momentum of his recent Wanamaker Mile win.
The Americans bring a strong field to this year's race in the heart of Manhattan.
The miler is hoping for a low-3:50s race on Saturday night.
Geleta Burka wins a tight women's race in 15:26.
She's only 16 years old.
For some almost-Olympians, the track season is far from over.
The 2009 winner, Will Leer is hoping for another victory.
The best of Massachusetts high school runners are to complete in the Scholastic Mile.
Until he got caught doping, the medal had belonged to Rashid Ramzi.