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Long Island Marathon weekend 2013

A runner in a Long Island Marathon event

A runner in a Long Island Marathon event carries an American flag. (May 5, 2013) Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Photos from the 41st annual Long Island Marathon weekend, May 4 and 5 at Mitchel Athletic Complex and Eisenhower Park.

Billy Holl of Bayport crosses the finish line
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Billy Holl of Bayport crosses the finish line to place second in the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Julio Sauce of New York City and Equador
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Julio Sauce of New York City and Equador takes third place in the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Lauren Carter crosses the finish line to win
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Lauren Carter crosses the finish line to win the women's 10Krun at the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Men's 10K first place finisher Dan Gargaro, of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Men's 10K first place finisher Dan Gargaro, of Bay Shore, crosses the finish line at the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Men's half-marathon winner Christopher Mills, of Falls Church,
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Men's half-marathon winner Christopher Mills, of Falls Church, Va., crosses the finish line of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

A spectator cheers on a runner in the
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

A spectator cheers on a runner in the Long Island Half-Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Runners celebrate as they cross the finish line
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

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

Long Island runner Yvonne Leippert, 45, who ran
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Long Island runner Yvonne Leippert, 45, who ran the Boston Marathon last month, gets ready for the start of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Long Island runner Nora Johnson, 60, who ran
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Long Island runner Nora Johnson, 60, who ran the Boston Marathon, prepares for the start of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Long Island runner Wil Widman, 48, who also
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Long Island runner Wil Widman, 48, who also ran the Boston Marathon last month, gets ready for the start of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Heavily armed Nassau County police patrol the grounds
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Heavily armed Nassau County police patrol the grounds at Eisenhower Park during the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Dan Denig, 81, of Bayside, competed in the
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Dan Denig, 81, of Bayside, competed in the 10K at he Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

A 10K finisher sports has
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

A 10K finisher sports has "I'm old and slow. Get over it. 72 + running forever" written on the back of his running jacket at the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Jodie Robertson, winner of the women's half-marathon, hits
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Jodie Robertson, winner of the women's half-marathon, hits the finish line at the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Women's full marathon third place finisher Tara Farrell
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Women's full marathon third place finisher Tara Farrell of East Quogue crosses the finish line of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Women's marathon second-place finisher Kristen McElroy, of Garden
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Women's marathon second-place finisher Kristen McElroy, of Garden City, crosses the finish line of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Manhasset native Kelly Gillen, 30, of New York
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Manhasset native Kelly Gillen, 30, of New York City, wins the women's division of the Long Island Marathon Sunday with a time of 3:03.04. (May 5, 2013)

Derek Rammelkamp, 23, a Stony Brook University graduate
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Derek Rammelkamp, 23, a Stony Brook University graduate student, wins the men's competition of the Long Island Marathon Sunday with a time of 2:32:10. (May 5, 2013)

A runner in the Long Island Marathon wears
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

A runner in the Long Island Marathon wears a T-shirt in support of victims of the bombings and the Boston Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Runners get in position Sunday at the start
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Runners get in position Sunday at the start of the Long Island Marathon events. (May 5, 2013)

Runners follow the route of the Long Island
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Runners follow the route of the Long Island Marathon along Route 25 in Westbury. (May 5, 2013)

A flag is raised over the gates of
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

A flag is raised over the gates of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Volunteers check bags of clothes after the start
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Volunteers check bags of clothes after the start of the Long Island Marathon events. (May 5, 2013)

A runner in a Long Island Marathon event
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

A runner in a Long Island Marathon event carries an American flag. (May 5, 2013)

Runners pass out of the starting gate Sunday
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Runners pass out of the starting gate Sunday for the 2013 Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

A runner warms up Sunday before the start
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

A runner warms up Sunday before the start of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Police patrol in Eisenhower Park Sunday before the
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Police patrol in Eisenhower Park Sunday before the start of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

The rising sun casts long shadows Sunday on
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

The rising sun casts long shadows Sunday on the starting line of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Runners stretch Sunday before the start of the
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Runners stretch Sunday before the start of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Police with dogs patrol in Eisenhower Park before
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Police with dogs patrol in Eisenhower Park before the start of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Nothing works like the sun on dark plastic
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Nothing works like the sun on dark plastic for keeping warm Sunday before the start of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Police patrol Eisenhower Park on bikes Sunday before
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Police patrol Eisenhower Park on bikes Sunday before the start of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Runners and spectators make their way Sunday to
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Runners and spectators make their way Sunday to the starting line of the Long Island Marathon. (May 5, 2013)

Runners stretching and enjoying the sunny day prior
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Runners stretching and enjoying the sunny day prior to the 5K race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Start of the 1 mile race at Mitchel
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Start of the 1 mile race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2014)

Runners look at the course just prior to
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Runners look at the course just prior to the start of the 1 mile race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Runners and spectators enjoying the sunny day prior
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Runners and spectators enjoying the sunny day prior to the 5K race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

A police officer with K9 unit checks the
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

A police officer with K9 unit checks the area prior to the 1 mile and 5K races at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

A police officer with K9 unit checks the
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

A police officer with K9 unit checks the area prior to the 1 mile and 5K races at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Julia Dell'Unto, 7, has Williams Syndrome and is
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Julia Dell'Unto, 7, has Williams Syndrome and is with team WSA which is running for a cure prior to the 1 mile and 5K races at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Runners get ready prior to the 1 mile
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Runners get ready prior to the 1 mile and 5K races at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Rich Minns has his daughter Claire, 9 months,
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Rich Minns has his daughter Claire, 9 months, in his arms prior to the 1 mile and 5K races at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Shari Klarfeld, 32, from Plainview, finishes 1st for
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Shari Klarfeld, 32, from Plainview, finishes 1st for the women in the 5K race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Runners take off at the start of the
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Runners take off at the start of the 5K race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Runners take off at the start of the
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Runners take off at the start of the 5K race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Runners and spectators enjoy the sunny day prior
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Runners and spectators enjoy the sunny day prior to the 5K race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Tim Steiskal, 22, from Naugatuck, Conn. finishes 1st
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Tim Steiskal, 22, from Naugatuck, Conn. finishes 1st in the 5K race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Tim Steiskal, 22, from Naugatuck, Conn. finishes 1st
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Tim Steiskal, 22, from Naugatuck, Conn. finishes 1st in the 5K race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Last minute stretch just prior to the start
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Last minute stretch just prior to the start of the 1 mile race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

Tim Steiskal, 22, from Naugatuck, Conn. finishes 1st
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Tim Steiskal, 22, from Naugatuck, Conn. finishes 1st in the 5K race at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (May 4, 2013)

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