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In pics: The best of today's Dublin Marathon

Dereje Debele Tulu triumphed in the 37th annual event.

A MARATHON IS a journey of both highs and lows.

Here’s a look at some of the action from around Dublin today.

General views of the start of the Dublin Marathon as runners make their way down Fitzwilliam Street Upper

A view of the start of the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A view of the start of the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A view of the start of the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Wonderwoman, Batman and a penguin were all spotted among the participants

Runners dressed in costume for the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Runners dressed in costume for the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Runners dressed in costume for the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Two runners share a joke during the marathon

Runners share a joke during the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

More runners in fancy dress

Runners dressed in costume for the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Dublin Fire Brigade member Dave Connolly ran the marathon in full protective equipment for Rory’s Wish

Dublin Fire Brigade member Dave Connolly runs the marathon in full protective equipment for Rory's Wish Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Competitors ran for many other great causes

Competitors during the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Competitors during the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Views of the Dublin Marathon as runners make their way down Fitzwilliam Street Upper

A view of the Dublin Marathon as runners make there way down Fitzwilliam Street Upper Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A view of the Dublin Marathon as runners make there way down Fitzwilliam Street Upper Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A view of the Dublin Marathon as runners make there way down Fitzwilliam Street Upper Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A view of the Dublin Marathon as runners make there way down Fitzwilliam Street Upper Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Runners make their way past St Patrick’s Cathedral

A view of runners as they go past St Patricks Cathedral Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Ethioia’s Dereje Debele Tulu crossing the finish line as the 2016 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon champion

Dereje Debele Tulu from Ethiopia crosses the line to win the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Nambia’s Helalia Johannes claimed the ladies title

Helalia Johannes from Nambia wins the Women's Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

But it wasn’t without stiff competition from Ethiopia’s Ehite Gebireyes, who finished just one second behind

Helalia Johannes from Nambia on her way to winning the Women's Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Patrick Monahan from Co. Kildare retained his wheelchair race title in a time of 1:39:18

Patrick Monahan crosses the line to win the Wheelchair race during the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Sergiu Ciobanu from Co. Tipperary won the Irish National Championship

Sergiu Ciobanu after winning the Irish National Championship Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Sergiu Ciobanu celebrates winning the Irish National Championship with his son Daniel Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

And understandably, there were plenty more happy faces at the finish line

A competitor finishes the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A competitor finishes the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Competitors share a joke after finishing the Dublin Marathon Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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Ethiopia’s Tulu takes Dublin Marathon glory with Namibia’s Johannes claiming dramatic ladies race

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