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NYC Marathon comes to Brooklyn

November 2, 2015 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn here we come! Runners in the first wave of the New York City Marathon set foot on Brooklyn turf in Dyker Heights Sunday morning, with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the backdrop. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan
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Welcome to Brooklyn!

Fifty thousand runners traversed our borough on Marathon Sunday 2015.

Bay Ridge was the first neighborhood  to greet them.

Masses of runners came in waves off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge via Dahlgreen Place in Dyker Heights, and spent about a nanosecond in that neighborhood before turning onto 92nd Street and heading to Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge.

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An all-women band called Batala stood on a street corner and beat drums to spur them on their way.

Moms let little kids stand along the curb on Fourth Avenue and give high-fives to the marathoners.

At this point in the morning, the runners were full of energy. They were only getting started, having begun their 26.2-mile trek a scant few minutes earlier in Staten Island.

In just a few minutes more, the marathoners were out of Bay Ridge and into Sunset Park.

“Just keep on running,” a blues band on Fourth Avenue at 51st Street sang. And they did — for hours more, all the way to Central Park.

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