Published Monday, 05 May 2014
Organisers predict many thousands participated in the event. (© Pacemaker)
The big start took place at Belfast City Hall at 9am with Kenyan Joel Kipsang hoping to defend his title.
However, fellow Kenyan athlete Freddy Sittuk - running in aid of the Mo Farah Foundation - won the race with a time of 2:18:30.
The runner had enough energy left to perform Farah's trademark celebration the 'Mobot' on the finish line in Ormeau Park.
Kipsang, meanwhile, finished in 2:21:40 while his fellow countryman Hillary Kipsang took third to complete an all-Kenyan podium.
Ethiopian Bayrush Shiferaw won the women's event in a time of 2:41:20.
Earlier, Patrick Monahan, from Naas, won the wheelchair race in a time of 2:06:21.
While the first local runner to cross the finish line was Belfast man Joe McAllister from St Malachy's AC who finished in a time of 2:33:09.
Around 17,000 took part in the marathon running either the main 26.2mile endurance race, the relay, fun run or walk.
As a result many roads around Belfast remained closed and disruption was expected to last until 6pm on Monday.
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