Thousands of people took part in the 33rd Dublin City Marathon, which began at 9.00am this morning.

A record number of 14,300 people registered for the marathon.

Road closures and traffic restrictions were in place in various parts of the city throughout the day.

The race started at Fitzwilliam Street, with the finishing line at Merrion Square.

The marathon helps raise millions of euro for charity each year.

For only the second time in its history, the race was run without sponsorship.

Geoffrey Ndungu, from Kenya, won the marathon in a time of two hours and 11 minutes. Ndungu also won last year's race. 

Magdalene Mukunzi, also from Kenya, won the women's race in a time of two hours and 30 minutes.

Welshman Luke Jones won the wheelchair race. 

The first Irish athlete over the finishing line was Paul Pollock from Belfast. He was in ninth place after finishing in two hours and 16 minutes.

Maria McCambridge was the first Irish woman to finish, in a time of two hours and 35 minutes.