Live blog: 33rd Dublin Marathon
That's all from us. Well done to all the runners today. The Kenyans once again showed their dominance in the sport, capturing both the men's and women's titles. There are still plenty of athletes out there pushing themselves towards the finish line so give them a cheer if you're around.
Next stop is New York, which hosts its marathon next weekend, although they have a hurricane to contend with in the meantime.
Back here, expect the whole thing to have wrapped up by about 5pm and stay tuned for traffic updates.
14:34pm: The IT's Jason Kennedy says: "Just seen a man doing the Dublin marathon collapse, lie down, rub his leg, cry, get up and stumble on 400m to finish line. Inspiring."
14:14pm: Well done to IT arts editor, Shane Hegarty: "Leg cramps from 18. Awful pain. Walked a lot. Way off goal time. Wanted to give up. Didn't. I am really pleased with myself."
14:07pm: "Run like ya stole something," reads another sign.
14:03pm: "Discovered a whole new experience involving leg cramps; learned a lot about just surviving; didn't hit goal time and was in terrible pain; so why am I so satisfied?" asks one finisher.
14:00pm: Lots and lots of people on Twitter declaring pride in their fathers/mothers/sisters/brothers etc., while our reporter tells us tired finishers "reach for blankets and a shoulder to lean on". It's all quite sweet.
13:51pm: The finishing point is witnessing a great outpouring of emotion, and also breakfast it seems. "Pebble-dash central", as one wag would have it. "Not for the feint-hearted."
13:50pm The finishers crossing the line now appear even more elated than the elites.
13:46pm: Loud cheers greet a 4:30 finisher who does the Usain Bolt salute.
13:44pm: A very impressive showing from the West Limerick Athletics Club, pounding along out there.
13:42pm: Another "support" sign at a latter stage of the route reads: "Keep going, people are watching."
13:39pm: @MichaelEJHunt tweets: "Hugely enjoyable day @dublinmarathon ... great support, perfect weather & managed sub3. #GuinnessTime"
Interestingly,1,842 traffic cones have been used for today's race. But perhaps even more impressive is the 2,890 barriers being used to keep the course clear.
13:29pm: Enda Brady, of Sky Sports fame, runs an impressive time of 3:41:28. "What a buzz," he says.
In 2000, Olympic Silver Medallist Sonia O'Sullivan won the Dublin Marathon with a time of 2:35:46, she is the last Irish Woman to win in Dublin. This year also had over 3000 participants from the USA.
13:23pm: Eithne Shortall, on twitter, says "nothing restores faith in humanity quite like watching people relentlessly cheering on a bunch of strangers".
13:19pm: The barriers are now lined with finishers, stretching out their tired and cramping calves.
13:16pm: The tireless St John's Ambulance crew have just snapped on their latex gloves to deal with "some spontaneous bodily fluids incidents", our reporter on the ground tells us.