Opening Ceremony kicks off 2019 NYC Marathon Weekend

NEW YORK (WABC) -- On Friday evening, the TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony celebrated the diversity of the race and officially kicked off marathon weekend in New York City.

The Parade of Nations showcased the runners from around the world as they walked across the finish line.

Representatives from NYC running clubs and several U.S. organizations, as well as professional runners and wheelchair athletes, were part of the procession.

The event was capped off with a stunning fireworks show over Central Park.

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