Meb Keflezighi of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., celebrated after becoming the first American to win the New York City Marathon since 1982. The 2004 Olympic silver medalist posted a time of 2:09:15.
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Thousands of runners filled the top deck of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (which connects Staten Island with Brooklyn) at the start of the race.
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Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia won the women's title in 2:28:52. She pulled away from Russia's Ludmila Petrova in the final half-mile to win this marathon for the first time.
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Winner Meb Keflezighi (USA jersey) moved through Brooklyn with the front-runners, including Americans Ryan Hall (left) and Jorge Torres (orange shorts) and Jackson Kotut Kipkoech of Kenya. The 2006 and '08 winner, Marilson Gomes dos Santos (far right), dropped out in the 23rd mile.
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Cups littered Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn as runners grabbed water. Officials said 43,741 people ran the race, which winds through all five boroughs of New York City.
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A female handcycle competitor watched as some of the men (Including 10th-place finisher Jason Lehmkuhle) compete.
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Ryan Hall greeted Meb Keflezighi (8) at the finish line. Hall, who trains with Keflezighi, finished fourth in 2:10:36 and was one of six Americans to finish in the top 10.
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Kurt Fearnley of Australia won the wheelchair division with a time of 1:35:58. It was Fearnley's fourth consecutive title in New York.
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A fisheye lens provided an exaggerated view of runners at the start of the marathon on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
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