In Pictures: Belfast City Marathon

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The Belfast City Marathon kicked off from the City Hall at 09:00 BST with more than 15,000 competitors taking part.
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Many who are taking part in this year's race have got into the party spirit and are competing in fancy dress.
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Kilkeel woman Laura Graham became the first female winner from Northern Ireland for 18 years.
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Where's Wally? Have you spotted anyone that you know taking part in this year's marathon?
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Superheroes pound the streets of Belfast to raise funds for charities of their choice.
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Kenya's Bernard Rotich won the men's race in 2:16:02, beating Kenyan compatriots Daniel Tanui and Emmanuel Kiprotich Meli.
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BBC NI weather man Barra Best got in to the party spirit with some smurfs outside Belfast City Hall.
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Former BBC NI reporter Martina Purdy, along with other nuns from the Sisters of Adoration, cheer on competitors on the Falls road.
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Empty water bottles lined the 26-mile route as runners attempted to stay hydrated in the sunshine
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John Bennett speaks to marathon competitor James, close to the Ormeau road. James is raising funds for Mencap, which is this year's official marathon charity.

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