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Long Island Marathon 2016

Live updates from the 43rd annual Long Island Marathon.

  • Oz Pearlman is the 2016 LI Marathon winner! Fun fact: he was also on America's Got Talent last year

  • Oz Pearlman pulled another one out of his hat.

    The Manhattan magician and mentalist who won last year's Long Island Marathon staged a repeat at Sunday's rain-soaked affair, finishing first in an unofficial time of 2:29.15. Queen's Emiliano Garcia, originally from Mexico, placed second.

    The 33-year-old Pearlman, a self-proclaimed "running junkie" flashed a set of cards as he crossed the Eisenhower Park finish line - his trademark - before tossing them in the air.

    -- LAURA ALBANESE
  • Congrats Amanda Filiberto, who was the first woman to cross the finish line at the 2016 LI marathon!

  • Amanda Filiberto will start her medical residency in July, and in the interim, she was hoping for some downtime.

    So she ran a marathon.

    Two weeks later, she ran another.

    Filiberto, 26, originally from Northport, won the women's Long Island Marathon at Eisenhower Park in an unofficial time of 3:04.42 and said she uses running to help clear her mind from medical school, which she attends at Virginia Commonwealth University. She just finished running in the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, and this is her fifth ever.

    "I kind of use it as a way to destress and keep it together," she said. "I love it and [since] I'm starting my residency, this will be my last marathon for awhile. I figured I'd go out with a bang." -- LAURA ALBANESE
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