Jesus spotted at the New York City Marathon

A man dressed as Jesus runs the New York City Marathon, Nov. 3, 2013. (Twitter/Margaret Milnes)
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The New York City Marathon usually falls just after Halloween, and as a result, there are always plenty of runners in costume.

On Sunday, one costume in particular delighted thousands of spectators along the 26.2-mile route: Jesus Christ, barefoot, with a large cross strapped to his back.

The sight of the Messiah among a parted sea of runners was reported by dozens of witnesses, many of whom snapped photos of the jogging Jesus and uploaded them to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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It appears that Jesus was among the record 50,000-plus runners officially registered for Sunday's marathon.

According to the New York City Marathon website, his bib number 55-970, affixed, naturally, to the cross belongs to Makoto Takeuchi, from Chiba, Japan.

No word yet on the Son of God's finishing time, though he did reportedly have a little trouble running with the extra load.

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