NYC Marathon kicks off on Staten Island

Thousands of runners took off from the starting line on the Verrazano Bridge on Staten Island this morning for the ING New York City Marathon.

The race returns this year after being canceled in 2012 due to Superstorm Sandy.

The race returns this year after being canceled in 2012 due to Superstorm Sandy. (11/3/13)

SUNSET PARK - Thousands of runners took off from the starting line on the Verrazano Bridge on Staten Island this morning for the ING New York City Marathon.

Volunteers have been setting up all morning for the race, whose 26.2-mile course goes through all five boroughs and finishes in Central Park. Spectators and volunteers say they're excited for the return of the marathon, which was canceled last year because of Superstorm Sandy.

Spectators are lined up through the 11 miles where the runners pass through Brooklyn, from mile 3 in Bay Ridge to mile 14, where the Pulaski Bridge crosses into Queens.
 

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