Here is why wrote:
Keitany--best in world
Vivian--2nd best in world
Shalane--defending champ deserves one more pay day
Desi--Her freaky day in Boston saved her career and now has earned the right to fail
Molly--NY wants to be there when she figures out the marathon
Lagat--much like Bob Kennedy in 2000 an expensive side show
That is a lot of money right there.
All of those people are slower than the Robertson twins. Plus the Kenyans can be considered as likely doping these days. The NY race organizers should be fined a million dollars and taken to the international court of human rights.