Edinburgh Marathon 2023: 10 colourful photos as thousands of runners race through Edinburgh in marathon

Thousands of runners took to the streets of the Capital on Sunday morning as the sun shone for the long-awaited Edinburgh Marathon main event.

Always a colourful spectacle, runners of all ages and abilities ran in the epic 26.2 mile race.

Runners were pictured waving and smiling as they reached around the four mile mark in the Craigentinny area of the city on Sunday morning before going out to the coast, where they will cross the finish line in Musselburgh.

Every year the race – the second largest marathon in the UK – attracts thousands of entrants and 'tens of thousands' of spectators while raising millions for charities.

Take a look through our photo gallery to see some of the early action from this year’s big event.

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