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13 great pics from today's Dublin City Marathon - featuring Lego man and Gooch Cooper

Kenyan’s Eliud Too and Esteher Macharia claimed the honours in the men’s and women’s races respectively.

KENYA’S ELIUD TOO won the 2014 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon this morning on a time of 2:14:48, nine seconds clear of his closest challenger and fellow countryman Paul Koech Kimutai.

Moldovan international Sergiu Ciobanu, who represents Clonliffe Harriers, claimed the Irish title, while finishing fifth overall with a time of 2:21:01. Barry Minnock and Eoin Flynn finished in second and third in the Irish men’s category respectively.

In the women’s race, defending champion Marie McCambridge finished in second place, just four seconds behind the Kenyan winner Esteher Macharia.

McCambridge did take the Irish title, with 2008 Olympian Pauline Curley the second best of the Irish and Ailish Malone in third.

Patrick Monaghan from Naas was first across the line in the wheelchair event.

An estimated 14,000 people took part in this year’s event

A view of competitors as they pass Christchurch Cathedral Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

A view of competitors as they pass City Hall Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

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General view of Dublin Marathon as it makes its way down Fitzwilliam Place Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A view of competitor's as they make their way down Parliament Street Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Including plenty of elite athletes

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And others who dressed up for the day

A view of competitor's Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

A runner in costume crosses the finish line Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

A runner in costume crosses the finish line Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

There were a few famous faces cheering them on

And it was all worth while once they crossed the finish line

Competitors from Italy cross the finish line Competitors from Italy cross the finish line Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Patrick Monaghan crosses the line to win the Wheelchair Dublin Marathon Patrick Monaghan crosses the line to win the Wheelchair Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Ireland's Maria McCambridge after coming second in the women's race Ireland's Maria McCambridge after coming second in the women's race Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Eliud Too crosses the line to win the Dublin Marathon Eliud Too crosses the line to win the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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