Chasing the NYC Marathon

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Runners are greeted after entering Central Park.

The New York City marathon returned to the streets of the Big Apple after last years cancellation due to hurricane Sandy.

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With the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the background, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya leads a pack of runners after passing mile marker 2. Mutai won the race in 2:08:24.

A portion of the 47,000 runners.

A portion of the 47,000 runners.

A runner gives a high-five.

A water station near the Barclay Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.

A volunteer gathers cups of water as runner pass along 4th street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Running past a water station near the Barclay Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.

Running past a water station on 4th street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Hundreds of discarded cups line 4th street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Hundreds of discarded cups line 4th street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

A volunteer cleans up the hundreds of discarded cups along 4th street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn,

A volunteer cleans up the hundreds of discarded cups along 4th street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn,

A runner pauses in Central Park as others reach the "home stretch".

A runner pauses in Central Park as others reach the home stretch.

Spectators shout words of encouragement as runners reach the home stretch.

Spectators shout words of encouragement as runners reach the home stretch.

A runner is helped to the ground after finishing the ING New York City Marathon.  The finish line was in Central Park.

A runner is helped to the ground after finishing the ING New York City Marathon. The finish line was in Central Park.

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