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Barbara Cronin Stagnari, 51,of Mineola, ran the @BostonMarathon (Credit: Tara Conry)

Barbara Cronin Stagnari, 51,of Mineola, ran the @BostonMarathon but didn't get to finish because the bombs went off when she still had 3 blocks to go. She's running the #limarathon "just to finish"

Long Island Marathon on social media

Newsday staff and readers capture the 41st Long Island Marathon's greatest moments via Twitter and Instagram, an app that enhances the color and tone of photographs and can also allow for special effects, such as the appearance of a Polaroid photo or other vintage look.

Saw at least three K9 officers at the
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Saw at least three K9 officers at the finish line for the #limarathon

Kelly Gillen of NYC wins the women's #LIMarathon!

Kelly Gillen of NYC wins the women's #LIMarathon!

Billy Holl, 27, of Bayport, finished second in
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Billy Holl, 27, of Bayport, finished second in his first #limarathon in 2 hours and 35 minutes. As a coach for Sachem track, he said, "Those guys keep me running."

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Runners wait on line to find out their
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Runners wait on line to find out their official finish time for the #limarathon

Inside the finishers' area at the #limarathon runners
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Inside the finishers' area at the #limarathon runners stretch and celebrate

Ricky Sauce, 10, of Brooklyn, is waiting for
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Ricky Sauce, 10, of Brooklyn, is waiting for his dad Julio Sauce, 42, to finish. He was in fifth place at the 10-mile mark but they don't know what position he is in now

Derek Rammelkamp, 23, of Centereach, won the 2013
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Derek Rammelkamp, 23, of Centereach, won the 2013 Long Island Marathon for the men. (May 5, 2013)

Wheelchair champion Peter Hawkins breaks the #LIMarathon finish

Wheelchair champion Peter Hawkins breaks the #LIMarathon finish line tape at 2:15•07.

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Wheelchair athlete and #Malverne resident Peter Hawkins becomes
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Wheelchair athlete and #Malverne resident Peter Hawkins becomes the first person to cross the finish line for the full marathon at 2:15:07 one of his best #limarathon times

#LIMarathon runners are a thirsty bunch. Don't worry
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#LIMarathon runners are a thirsty bunch. Don't worry crews cleaned up the bottles minutes after the race began.

Half-marathoners and 10K runners are crossing the finish
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Half-marathoners and 10K runners are crossing the finish line as family and friends cheer them on at the #LIMarathon

Team running for Ricardo - Ricardo Linares was

Team running for Ricardo - Ricardo Linares was training for the half marathon when he was hit by a car and put in a coma for weeks. While he recovers in the hospital, his family ran the 10k in his honor. #LIMarathon

Proud papa Andrew Vigal, 47, of Levittown, waits
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Proud papa Andrew Vigal, 47, of Levittown, waits for his daughter Alexa, 16, to finish her first half marathon #limarathon

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Runners celebrate as they cross the finish line
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Runners celebrate as they cross the finish line at the Long Island Half-Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Family and friends can get close to the
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Family and friends can get close to the finish line but have to go through checkpoints like this

Only runners - no spectators and no bags
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Only runners - no spectators and no bags -- are permitted in the finish line area of the #limarathon

These guys aren't running in the #LIMarathon. That
(Credit: Francis Berkman)

These guys aren't running in the #LIMarathon. That wouldn't be fair.

Yes, there's even mounted police at today's #limarathon
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Yes, there's even mounted police at today's #limarathon where security has been very tight

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Many of the 10K runners have already finished,
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Many of the 10K runners have already finished, collected their medals and are off to celebrate (or perhaps go back to sleep) #limarathon

Nassau County Exec. Ed Mangano and RXR Realty
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Nassau County Exec. Ed Mangano and RXR Realty CEO Scott Rechler sign the LI Runners for Boson board at the #LIMarathon.

The first #LIMarathon runner hits the five mile

The first #LIMarathon runner hits the five mile mark around 27:45.

And they're off #LIMarathon
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And they're off #LIMarathon

Wait for it #LIMarathon
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Wait for it #LIMarathon

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Runners head over the Meadowbrook Pkwy overpass #limarathon
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Runners head over the Meadowbrook Pkwy overpass #limarathon

These are the first fans runners have seen
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These are the first fans runners have seen since they began the new race due to a new rule banning spectators from the start. #limarathon

Runners have told me that the extra police
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Runners have told me that the extra police presence has made them feel safer #limarathon

The #limarathon runners have made it to the
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The #limarathon runners have made it to the turnaround and are now heading down Charles Lindbergh Boulevard toward Merrick Avenue

Full and half #limarathon and 10k runners start
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Full and half #limarathon and 10k runners start their races

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And they're off #limarathon
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And they're off #limarathon

#limarathon runners observe 26 second moment of silence
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#limarathon runners observe 26 second moment of silence for @BostonMarathon

Barbara Cronin Stagnari, 51,of Mineola, ran the @BostonMarathon
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Barbara Cronin Stagnari, 51,of Mineola, ran the @BostonMarathon but didn't get to finish because the bombs went off when she still had 3 blocks to go. She's running the #limarathon "just to finish"

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano signs the LI
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Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano signs the LI Runners for Boston wall at the #limarathon

READY #limarathon #runner #running #runallyrun #weightloss #fitspo #fitness
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READY #limarathon #runner #running #runallyrun #weightloss #fitspo #fitness

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New Hyde Park math teacher David Sime 43,
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New Hyde Park math teacher David Sime 43, of Levittown, said he was "even more inspired" to run this year's #limarathon after the attacks in Boston.

Fifth grade #roslyn special education teacher Brian Hoffner,33,
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Fifth grade #roslyn special education teacher Brian Hoffner,33, of Bethpage, is running his second #limarathon He ran the half marathon when he was only 13

Security is especially right near the bag check
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Security is especially right near the bag check area of the #limarathon Just heard an explosion detection dog barking from inside one police vehicle

Runners getting ready for the #limarathon @Newsday
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Runners getting ready for the #limarathon @Newsday

Matt Lorenz,39, of Forest Hills is running his
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Matt Lorenz,39, of Forest Hills is running his first #limarathon and first marathon of his life. He had signed up and trained to run NYC in 2012 but it was canceled due to Sandy

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Runners are making their way towards the #LIMarathon
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Runners are making their way towards the #LIMarathon starting line.

An assortment of police vehicles at the bag
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An assortment of police vehicles at the bag check area for the #limarathon

Runners have started to arrive at the start
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Runners have started to arrive at the start for the #limarathon Police presence remains high

Lance Margolin, of Woodbury, stretches out at the
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Lance Margolin, of Woodbury, stretches out at the #limarathon He's running the 10K today. (May 5, 2013)

Friends Andrea Pitio, of Manhattan, Katie Johnescu, of
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Friends Andrea Pitio, of Manhattan, Katie Johnescu, of Brooklyn, and Caroline Morrow, of New Jersey, bring their clear, plastic bags (a new protocol) to the drop off area at the #limarathon

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Student volunteers from W T Clark High School
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Student volunteers from W T Clark High School in #eastmeadow bike to their water station to set up for the #limarathon

Nassau County Police are only letting runners (and
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Nassau County Police are only letting runners (and press) past this point on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, where the #limarathon starts

Breakfast at the Champions in Courage tent at
(Credit: Fran Berkman)

Breakfast at the Champions in Courage tent at the #LiMarathon

There are police vehicles throughout Eisenhower Park today
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There are police vehicles throughout Eisenhower Park today for the #limarathon @newsday

The sun's just coming up over Eisenhower Park

The sun's just coming up over Eisenhower Park but the #LIMarathon setup is well underway.

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These signs are throughout Eisenhower Park for the
(Credit: Tara Conry)

These signs are throughout Eisenhower Park for the #LIMarathon @Newsday

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