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13 touching, inspirational and funny images from the NYC Marathon

Including an 80-year-old man and Baxter the dog.

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NYC Marathon Athletics Fans cheer runners as the enter into the Queens borough of New York from the Pulaski Bridge AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

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NYC Marathon Athletics Christy Pasion of New York leaps across the finish line AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

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Tatyana McFadden American Tatyana McFadden has completed an unprecedented marathon Grand Slam. The 24-year-old Maryland resident won the New York City Marathon women's wheelchair race Sunday after taking the titles in Boston, London and Chicago in 2013. No other athlete has won those four races in the same year. AP AP

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Matt Whitehead / @matwhi Matt Whitehead / @matwhi / @matwhi

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A man runs the 26.2 miles in bare feet carrying a cross. Margaret Milnes / @Milnes123 Margaret Milnes / @Milnes123 / @Milnes123

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NYC Marathon Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya rounds a corner in Central Park on his way to winning the New York Marathon AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

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NYC Marathon Athletics Baxter, a 3-year-old rescue dog owned by Jade Chin of Woodside, Queens awaits Ian Chin, Jade Chin's brother, who is a runner in the New York City Marathon AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

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Brittnee Cann / @BrittneeCann Brittnee Cann / @BrittneeCann / @BrittneeCann

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NYC Marathon Athletics American runners Michael Cassidy, left, and Meb Keflezighi cross the finish line holding hands AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

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arms NYC bound to battle crowds & cold to cheer on an insane friend who is running the marathon. Encouraging sign in tow Lauren Migaki / @lmigaki Lauren Migaki / @lmigaki / @lmigaki

 

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NYC Marathon Athletics Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya, center, crosses the finish line first in the women's division AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

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NYC Marathon Athletics Sabrina Mockenhaupt of Germany falls to the ground after finishing seventh in the women's division of the New York City Marathon AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Read: Commander Hadfield thanked the guy who ran the Dublin Marathon dressed as him> 

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