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2017 Long Island Marathon

Thousands of runners and their cheerleaders flooded Nassau County Sunday for the Long Island Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K races.

    Danya Perry, 45, of New York City, wins the women's race of the Long Island Marathon. (Credit: Mike Cusanelli)

    Danya Perry, 45, of Manhattan won the women’s Long Island Marathon in an unofficial time of three hours, 54 seconds. Perry said she finished second in the Long Island Marathon in 2003, barely missing a victory.

    “The woman who came in before me the last time came in five seconds before me,” Perry said. “I actually thought she was a half marathoner, so I kind of let her go, much to my chagrin over the past 13 years. So, I’m glad this this time it worked out.”

    Perry continued: “I wanted to beat three hours, but I’m happy with it.  -- Jordan Lauterbach

    Here's what you need to know as the Long Island Marathon festivities wind down:
    • Timothy Milenkevich, 35, of Connecticut, won the marathon with an unofficial time of two hours, 45 minutes, 35 seconds. Danya Perry, 45, of Manhattan, was the first female finisher with an unofficial time of three hours, 54 seconds. Read more about the race here.
    • See photos of the craziest costumes, catchiest signs and other scenes from the course here.
    • See full race results here from the marathon, half-marathon, 10K and more.
    • Hungry after running or cheering? Check out these 14 restaurants near the race route.
    Timothy Milenkevich, of Conn., wins the 2017 Long Island Marathon men's race. (Credit: Cass Lang)
    Timothy Milenkevich, 35, of Ansonia Connecticut won the Long Island Marathon in an unofficial time of two hours, 45 minutes, 35 seconds Sunday morning. 
    “I’m pretty tired,” Milenkevich said. “I threw up a couple of times. I went threw a hard patch on mile 17 through 20. I thought I wasn’t going to make it. But then, I found some extra energy and got it done.”
    Milenkevich said he started counting in his head to distract from the pain and power on towards the finish. 
    “The time was not my best time, but that’s OK....It’s the same level playing field for everyone,” Milenkevich said. -Jordan Lauterbach 
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