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 finish line for the #limarathon
Kelly Gillen of NYC wins the women's #LIMarathon!
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."
Runners wait on line to find out their official finish time for the #limarathon
Inside the finishers' area at the #limarathon runners stretch and celebrate
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 Long Island Marathon for the men. (May 5, 2013)
Wheelchair champion Peter Hawkins breaks the #LIMarathon finish line tape at 2:15•07.
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 crews cleaned up the bottles minutes after the race began.
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 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 for his daughter Alexa, 16, to finish her first half marathon #limarathon
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 finish line but have to go through checkpoints like this
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 wouldn't be fair.
Yes, there's even mounted police at today's #limarathon where security has been very tight
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 CEO Scott Rechler sign the LI Runners for Boson board at the #LIMarathon.
The first #LIMarathon runner hits the five mile mark around 27:45.
And they're off #LIMarathon
Wait for it #LIMarathon
Runners head over the Meadowbrook Pkwy overpass #limarathon
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 presence has made them feel safer #limarathon
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 their races
And they're off #limarathon
#limarathon runners observe 26 second moment of silence for @BostonMarathon
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 Runners for Boston wall at the #limarathon
READY #limarathon #runner #running #runallyrun #weightloss #fitspo #fitness
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, 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 area of the #limarathon Just heard an explosion detection dog barking from inside one police vehicle
Runners getting ready for the #limarathon @Newsday
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
Runners are making their way towards the #LIMarathon starting line.
An assortment of police vehicles at the bag check area for the #limarathon
Runners have started to arrive at the start for the #limarathon Police presence remains high
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 Brooklyn, and Caroline Morrow, of New Jersey, bring their clear, plastic bags (a new protocol) to the drop off area at the #limarathon
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 press) past this point on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, where the #limarathon starts
Breakfast at the Champions in Courage tent at the #LiMarathon
There are police vehicles throughout Eisenhower Park today for the #limarathon @newsday
The sun's just coming up over Eisenhower Park but the #LIMarathon setup is well underway.
These signs are throughout Eisenhower Park for the #LIMarathon @Newsday