Marathon runners had the sights of New York City before them as they entered Manhattan.
Thousands of marathoners filled the streets on their quest to complete the five-borough challenge.
Paula Radcliffe and second place finisher Gete Wami were step for step throughout most of the race.
First place finisher Martin Lel (fourth from left) paces himself in preparation for the final miles.
Wheelchair competitors vie for position.
Martin Lel crossed the finish line in an impressive 2:09:04.
Great Britain's Paula Radcliffe beat her main competition by more than 20 seconds.
Edith Hunkeler, winner of the women's wheelchair division, was elated as she burst through the banner.
Kurt Fearnley, winner of the men's wheelchair division, waves to marathon supporters in Central Park.
Winners of the men's and women's divisions, Martin Lel and Paula Radcliffe, share a championship moment.
Representing their respective homelands, the top three women (from left, Jelena Prokopcuka (3rd), Paula Radcliffe (1st) and Gete Wami) are all smiles after the race.
The top three men (from left, Abderrahim Goumr (2nd), Martin Lel (1st) and Hendrick Ramaala) enjoy the cheers as they don the flags of their native lands.
Lance Armstrong is congratulated by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg upon completing his second New York City marathon.
Paula Radcliffe enjoys her daughters company after placing first.