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Sunday brought with it one of the world's grandest traditions: the New York City Marathon, in which a hardcore group of runners competes for supremacy in a punishing race through America's biggest city while a zillion people run for fun and a zillion other people stand around watching them and maybe muttering to themselves that they should get to the gym a little more often.

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The runners journey throughout each of New York's five boroughs, starting in Staten Island and winding their way through Brooklyn, into Queens, up Manhattan into the Bronx and then back down into Manhattan before finishing in Central Park. It is a lot, but every year a legion of hardy souls casts their doubts aside and dives headfirst into the maelstrom of the marathon.

In the end, Kenyans Mary Keitany and Stanley Biwott won the race. Huzzah!

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Below, see some pictures from this year's festivities. (Photos by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The professional women.
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The wheelchair race.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the start of the TCS New York City Marathon on November 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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The professional men, professionally menning.
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Runners wait at the starting line prior to crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the start of the TCS New York City Marathon on November 1, 2015 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the start of the TCS New York City Marathon on November 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Look at the people!
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