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NYC marathon: See photos from the race

Some 50,000 runners started their days on Staten Island to take part in the New York City Marathon.

The challenging course -- it starts with a hearty uphill across the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge -- winds through all five boroughs to end in Central Park.

Scroll down to see photos of runners, from the elites to those hoofing for the sheer fun of it, and the many spectators lining the way to cheer for them across all 26.2 miles.

A marathon runner hugs a person dressed in a dinosaur suit in Long Island City on Sunday.

Marathon runners pass a Brooklyn church on Sunday.

Runners pass through Long Island City on Sunday.

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Two men in cow costumes watch as marathon runners pass in Long Island City.

New Orleans resident Mia Fredericks and New York City resident Rob McCombs cheer as friend runs toward them.

A man with a dog watches as marathon runners pass in Long Island City on Sunday.

Marathon runners pass through Brooklyn on Sunday.

Cheerleaders make a humorous political statement for runners.

Runners head over the Verrazzano Bridge at the start of the marathon on Sunday.

Wheelchair participants at the start of the New York City Marathon in Staten Island.

People cheer for their runner on Sunday.

A costumed runner flies by during the marathon on Sunday.

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the men's division during the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the Men's Division ahead of 2nd place finisher Shura Kitata of Ethiopia.

First place and second place finishers Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Shura Kitata of Ethiopia celebrate after the marathon on Sunday.

Mary Keitany of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the women's division of the marathon on Sunday.

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia carries his flag after winning the men's division of the marathon on Sunday.

Mary Keitany of Kenya poses with her flag after finishing the marathon on Sunday.

Winners Mary Keitany of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia pose with their medals during the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Shalane Flanagan of the United States reacts as she crosses the finish line to place third in the women's division.

Mary Keitany congratulates Shalane Flanagan after they cross the finish line. Keitany of Kenya won first place in the women's division of the marathon on Sunday. Flanagan of the United States came in third.

Lelisa Desisa of Ethipoia (behind) runs with Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya and Brazil's Adriana da Silva. Desisa went on to win the men's division of the New York City Marathon.

Daniel Romanchuk of the United States crosses the finish line in first place with Marcel Hug of Switzerland taking second place during the wheelchair division of the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Runners take part in the men's wheelchair division of the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Daniel Romanchuk of the United States celebrates after he crosses the finish line to win the men's wheelchair division during the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Women's wheelchair winners, from left to right, Tatyana McFadde of the United States in second place, Manuela Schar of Switzerland in first place and Lihong Zou of China in third place, pose at the finish line after the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Runners take part in the 47th New York City Marathon.

Spectators cheer on the runners and remind them to vote.

Ethiopia's Tola Shura Kitata runs in the marathon on Sunday.

Runners cross the Verrazzano Bridge during the marathon on Sunday.

Ethiopians Lelisa Desisa, left, Tadese Tola and Shura Kitata lead the pack in the men's division of the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Men run during the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Ethiopians Lelisa Desisa and Shura Kitata run during the 47th New York City Marathon on Sunday. They finished first and second place in the men's division.

Participation medals await runners at the finish line in Central Park before the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Volunteers hang participation medals at the finish line before the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday.