46,795 People Ran 26.2 Miles Through The Five Boroughs Of NYC Yesterday [PHOTOS]

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With two million onlookers and 46,795 finishers, the New York City’s 43rd Marathon was a big success.The many racers were warmly greeted on the streets on New York by cheering onlookers. The city was in full race gear with many street closures and police out in force. But New Yorkers didn’t seem to mind as many of them watched.

In terms of grand winners, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya, who also won this year’s Boston Marathon, took the prize with a stunning 2 hours 5 minutes and 6 seconds completion time, breaking the course record from 2001. Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia won the women’s race at 2 hours 23 minutes and 15 seconds. Amanda McGrory won the women’s wheelchair segment at 1 hour 50 minutes and 24 seconds, while Masazumi Soejima won the men’s wheelchair race at 1 hour 31 minutes and 41 seconds.

The ING NYC 2011 marathon began with a Parade of Nations on Friday night. Given that the sport sprang up in Greece, it led the parade

Here is the U.S. contingent led my members of the fire department

And one of the runners was dressed as Benjamin Franklin

There were the sushi power rangers from Japan. We're not sure what a sushi power ranger is either...

Amongst the delegate of nations, the Indian flag

On the day of the marathon, runners moved quickly in Brooklyn at 95th street and 4th avenue

With the sun out, many tossed their cold-weather gear

A marine ran the entire course carrying his gear

The runners look determined...

Yes, that man ran in a suit

There marathon drew runners and supporters from all over the world

And they really got into the spirit, cheering heartily

And some brought vuvuzelas

There were man wheelchair competitors

This competitor couldn't stop smiling as he entered the final stretch of the race in central park

Superman ran past us in the park, we'd spotted him in Brooklyn as well

Some runners wrapped themselves up in flags

Here you can see the race winding down to the finish line through Central Park, as park employees continue to work

Spectators watch as runners zoom past.

This man has his eye on the finish line.

The famous juggling runner, though apparently there may be more than one

Police were there to keep crowds in check and maintain security

Runners struggle to get through the last mile in Central Park.

30-year old Geoffrey Mutai won the marathon in 2 hours 5 minutes and 6 seconds

Here are those who made it through

They immediately re-loaded on carbs

As they exited the race territory they were met by family and massive crowds at Central Park West

Team Mikey in search of Mikey.

A couple of finishers head home.

But some people dressed up for the marathon...

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