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PHOTOS: Brooklyn takes part in New York City Marathon

November 3, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Runners in the men's division move through Brooklyn during the New York City Marathon in on Sunday. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
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The New York City Marathon took place on Sunday. Each year, the spectacle brings the city together like few other events. Here are some photos from the Associated Press and managing editor Samantha Samel highlighting the fun and festivities in Brooklyn:

Runners here in Williamsburg are only on the 11th mile, but cups of water scattered across the ground show the grueling nature of the Marathon.

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Many spectators lined the streets to cheer on their fellow New Yorkers, putting out their hands to slap five with the runners, offering a boost of encouragement along the way.

Runners love getting in on the action, too. This man had a nice bird’s nest to keep him protected from Sunday’s windy Marathon conditions.

Not everyone could handle the length of the great Marathon. This pooch named Eloise took a little nap during the event.

This huge mass of runners crosses the Pulaski Bridge from Brooklyn going into Queens, wearing outfits of every color you could imagine.

The lead women runners had a fantastic race through all 26.2 miles, including on the Pulaski Bridge. Mary Keitany of Kenya, third from left, came in first to win the women’s title. Jemima Sumgong, of Kenya, right, came in second.

The Marathon also has an awesome wheelchair division. These men raced from Brooklyn to Queens as well.

Of course, the Marathon begins with a crossing of the Verrazano Bridge into Brooklyn, which allowed runners to get dazzling views at the start of the race.

The span of the Verrazano Bridge is probably the icon’s most recognizable feature, and it was overran by Marathoners on Sunday.

Both directions of the bridge were flooded with runners just starting their five-borough journey.

It was really just a great, giant sea of humanity out there. And that’s what makes the NYC Marathon just so very special.

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