Thousands of runners take part in 41st Belfast City Marathon

Thousands of runners have taken to the streets for the 41st Belfast Marathon.

The route criss-crossed the city on Sunday, taking in some of its famous landmarks.

Men's winner Mohammed Oumaarir crossed the finish line in a time of 2:22:54 - with the women's winner Shewaye Woldemeskel finishing in 2:37:20.

Thousands of people participated in either the Marathon, Wheelchair Race, Team Relay or Walk on Sunday.

The race set off from the grounds of Stormont estate at 9am took the runners through all parts of the city before finishing at Ormeau Park.

Left to right. Gladys Ganiel in second, Shewaye Woldemeskl in first and Gadise negaasa in third. Credit: Press Eye
The race set off from the Stormont estate. Credit: Press Eye
The race made its way through city centre. Credit: Press Eye
Thousands of runners took part in the race. Credit: Press Eye

A number of road closures were in place and police have advised motorists to make use of the diversionary routes during much of the day.

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