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In pictures: Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running

Aerial image of runners Image copyright Airborne Lens
Image caption An aerial view of Sunday's Loch Ness Marathon

More than 9,000 people took part in the Baxter's Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running at the weekend.

Now in its 18th year, the event features a marathon along Loch Ness and 10k, 5k and a Wee Nessie runs in Inverness.

First over the finish line in Sunday's marathon was Isaiah Kosgei, of Metro Aberdeen, in a time of two hours, 29 minutes and 31 seconds.

Katie White, of Glasgow's Garscube Harriers, set a new women's record time of 2:42:04.

Loch Ness Marathon Image copyright Reuben Tabner
Image caption Thousands of people entered the marathon
Katie White Image copyright Paul Campbell
Image caption Katie White, of Glasgow's Garscube Harriers, set a new women's record time for the marathon
Isaiah Kosgei Image copyright Paul Campbell
Image caption Isaiah Kosgei, of Metro Aberdeen, was the first over the finish line in the marathon
Runners in the 10k Image copyright Paul Campbell
Runner in the 5k Image copyright Paul Campbell
Image caption Some colourful characters joined the shorter runs in Inverness

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