NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Just days after a terror attack in Lower Manhattan claimed the lives of eight people, we were reminded of New York City's resilience. The 47th annual New York City Marathon turned out more than 50,000 runners from more than 120 countries and all 50 states.
The event was, of course, under a watchful eye. A heavy police presence included bag checks and bomb-sniffing dogs at the start line. Officers and barricades lined the streets as runners made their way through all five boroughs, empowered by thousands of cheering spectators.
Many checked "marathon" of their bucket lists Sunday night. Others have been here before. Everyone has a different reason why they chose to take this mission on.
And what would the NYC Marathon be without VIPs? Singer Prince Royce said he was running for the National Kidney Foundation because his grandfather passed away from kidney failure. He ran to create awareness of kidney disease.
Famous chef Richard Blais came for the fifth time. He said he is electrified by the community aspect.