Lelisa Desisa is my pick to win it. Last year he won New York in the second fastest time in its history after not finishing in Boston. Previously, he had finished on the podium in six major marathons over five years. Among those races are a second and two thirds in New York. He had also won Dubai and has a silver medal from a world champs. In 2017 he was third in both the breaking2 at Monza and the New York marathon. This website ranked him 6th for 2018, David Graham placed him eighth, and me 5th.
Tomorrow my pick for the women’s.