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In pictures: Runners take over city streets for the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Major streets were closed as thousands of runners from around the world raced for charity and to accomplish personal goals. An Ontario woman managed to beat not just her previous best time, but the previous national record for all Canadian women.

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People take off at the start line during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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Runners during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on October, 20, 2013.

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A police officer stands watch as runner cross the intersection of Dundas Street and University Avenue which is shut down for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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Runners head up Bay Street towards Toronto City Hall for the final stretch of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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Runners head up Bay Street for the final stretch of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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Supporters cheer on runners as they head up Bay Street toward Old City Hall during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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Half-marathon runner David Hiddleston of Toronto heads up Bay Street in costume for the final stretch of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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Brittany Moran checks her time as she heads up Bay Street during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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A sign marks the 20 kilometre spot during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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A person cheers amongst the crowd of supporters at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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Beatrix Switzer shows her support during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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Ethiopian runner Deressa Chimsa sets a new record as he wins first place at a time of 2:07:04.8 during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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Flomena Cheyech of Kenya takes first place running a time of 2:25:12 in the women's full marathon at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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Lanni Marchant sets a new Canadian women's record at 2:27:59 as she crosses the finish line taking third place in the women's full marathon at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto on Oct. 20, 2013.

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