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Photos: New York got its Marathon back on Sunday

48,000 runners took to the streets of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan on Sunday, as New York held its first Marathon after the run was cancelled last year due to the Superstorm Sandy. The Reporter covered the event.

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NEW YORK – Geoffrey Mutai from Kenya sealed his second victory in a New York Marathon on Sunday, beating everybody else with the time 02:08:24. Mr Mutai won the 2011 New York Marathon too, thus having succeeded in two consecutive years since the last year’s Marathon was cancelled due to Sandy.

April’s bombing during the Marathon in Boston, leaving three people dead, paved the way for a heavy police presence to this year’s Marathon in New York. Policemen were seen standing everywhere, and they appeared to have brought every available police vehicle with them.

“Everybody is working today,” said one police officer, standing at 57th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan.

“There are hundreds more police out today than during an ordinary Marathon,” he said to the Reporter.

Along the route through the five boroughs, 1,500 surveillance cameras looked for suspicious activities and bomb sniffing dogs as well as scuba divers at bridges were deployed.

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The Reporter captured these photos from the event. Click one image to open the gallery.


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The editor of the Traveling Reporter works as a business news editor, and is a frequent traveler. When not doing any of that, he spends time on his boat and tries to figure out where to travel next. Two of his top destinations are the Philippines and San Francisco. Email Erik! Follow the Traveling Reporter at Stumbleupon, Tumblr, Chime In, Pinterest, Google+, Weibo, Storify, Facebook, Traveldudes, Myspace.