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NYC Marathon: A first-time runner
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NYC Marathon: A first-time runner

Thousands of veteran and first-time marathon runners rode the ferry from the Staten Island Station in Manhattan to Staten Island, where shuttle buses took them to the start at Verrazano Bridge.

NYC Marathon: Ethiopian pride
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NYC Marathon: Ethiopian pride

While most fans standing at the finish line of the New York City Marathon kept their eyes fixed on the runners, Terguame Haddis and Selome Argaw couldn’t keep their eyes off each other.

NYC Marathon: Embracing community
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NYC Marathon: Embracing community

Droves of residents and local business owners gathered on both sides of Bay Ridge’s Fourth Avenue to cheer on the athletes.

NYC Marathon: ‘Team for Kids’
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NYC Marathon: ‘Team for Kids’

Andrew Wint stood on Lafayette Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, on Sunday as the New York City marathon runners rushed by. He scoured the crowd searching for those wearing neon-yellow jerseys matching the one he wore.

NYC Marathon: What’s left behind
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NYC Marathon: What’s left behind

Marathoners know how to run, but they also know how to leave behind a mess. Fortunately, cleanup teams know how to get rid of it.

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NYC Marathon: A cheerleader in Central Park

Laurie Perlberg jumped up and down and clapped her hands as runners in the New York City Marathon breezed past her on the east side of Manhattan’s Central Park.

NYC Marathon: Industrial metal in Williamsburg
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NYC Marathon: Industrial metal in Williamsburg

While most of the streets on the New York City Marathon route were lined with cheering spectators during the race, the streets of Hasidic Williamsburg were remarkably empty. But on the corner of Bedford and Division Avenues, Jose Toro helped to provide some much-needed energy for runners in the barren stretch.

NYC Marathon: A South Bronx fan
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NYC Marathon: A South Bronx fan

Nydia Nieves stands in front of the Mitchel Housing Projects in the South Bronx every year to cheer on the marathon runners. Her shouts of “Go baby, go!” and “You can do it!” could be heard from across the street.

NYC Marathon: Cheers and prayers
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NYC Marathon: Cheers and prayers

As runners strode to the 22 mark of the 26.2 mile New York City marathon, three women offered encouragement some might consider a godsend.

NYC Marathon: A youth sport, too
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NYC Marathon: A youth sport, too

In Spanish Harlem, the largest cheering section at Sunday’s New York City Marathon wasn’t for any major international player: It was for a local youth running club, including an 18-year-old resident Emigdin Flores.