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2013 NYC Marathon

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya holds up the Kenyan flag after winning the men's division of the New York City Marathon in New York, November 3, 2013. Mutai broke away with about four miles to go to win the New York City Marathon in blustery, chilly conditions on Sunday. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

2013 NYC Marathon

The New York City Marathon returned after a one-year absence with big crowds, heightened security and a familiar champion.

Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his title Sunday, while fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo came from behind to win the women's race. Bronx resident Buzunesh Deba finished runner-up for the second straight time in her hometown event.

Fans again packed the 26.2-mile course, undaunted by the events of the past year. The 2012 NYC Marathon was canceled because of the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, but not before many New Yorkers were enraged by initial plans to hold the race. (AP)