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