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Memorable moments from the New York City Marathon

Relive some of the more memorable moments from Sunday's New York City Marathon, the largest race of its kind in the world. (Photos courtesy of NYRR.)

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Sally Kipyego, Mary Keitany and Molly Huddle after the New York City Marathon. Photo: NYRR.

The five-borough New York City Marathon produced some memorable moments on Sunday.

With more than 50,000 runners, ranging from some of the world’s fastest to those running in their first marathon, there were lots of story lines including quadruplets finishing, fast Canadian runs and a global record.

RELATED: Results of celebrities, notable participants at the New York City Marathon.

Here are some stories to remember, in case you missed them on Sunday:

Mike Wardian sets global record

Mike Wardian, 42, ran all six World Marathon Majors – Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City – in 2016. According to The New York Times, he averaged just under 2:31 for all six events, a record for runners who complete all six in the same calendar year. He is an accomplished ultrarunner and regularly does combination races, meaning he races an ultramarathon one day, and runs a shorter distances just hours later.

RELATED: Lanni Marchant recaps historic seventh-place finish at New York City Marathon.

Top Canadians

Lanni Marchant: 2:33:50 (7th)
Justin Kurek: 2:36:07 (63rd male, 71st overall)

Quadruplets finish the marathon

Brian, Maria, Jessica, and Amanda Siemann are believed to be the first quadruplets to finish the New York City Marathon. First profiled in the New Yorker, the siblings, born two months prematurely in 1989, figured “why not tackle something new?” Brian competed in the wheelchair division and the sisters ran the open marathon, finishing in just under seven hours.

Youngest winner in New York City Marathon history

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Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie became the youngest winner to ever win the New York City Marathon on Sunday. The 20-year-old turns 21 on Nov. 14. Mary Keitany, 34, won her third consecutive New York City Marathon title running 2:24:26.

Celebrities and notable runners

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Sean Astin after the New York City Marathon. Photo: NYRR.

There were a number of high-profile names running the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Figures include Sean Astin, famous for his role in Lord of the Rings, Raúl, a world-class soccer player, and Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon champion. See a full list of names and results here.

Record number of finishers

According to Run Blog Run, there were 51,336 finishers of the New York City Marathon, a record for the event.