NYC marathon 2017: 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 Verrazano-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.