Thousands of marathon runners take to the streets of Miami Sunday morning. See the photos

Thousands of excited runners took off in the darkness on Biscayne Boulevard outside the Kaseya Center just after 6 a.m. Sunday — more than an hour before sunrise — to begin the 2024 Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon.

The 26.2-mile full marathon and 13.1-mile half marathon event, with a combined field of 18,000 registrants, proceed together on the same route until the half marathoners return to the finish down the street at Flagler and Biscayne near Bayfront Park.

Take a look at the photos:

George Onyancha, 28, crosses the line as the first person to finish the full marathon during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
George Onyancha, 28, crosses the line as the first person to finish the full marathon during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Leah Rotich, 34, finishes as the first woman to cross the finish line of the full marathon during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Leah Rotich, 34, finishes as the first woman to cross the finish line of the full marathon during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Two men give each other pats on the back as they come down the final marathon stretch during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Two men give each other pats on the back as they come down the final marathon stretch during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Runners cool off after exiting the Venetian Causeway at the 11-Mile marker during the Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida
Runners cool off after exiting the Venetian Causeway at the 11-Mile marker during the Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida
Asher Gonzalez, 3, waits patiently for the sight of his father and uncle at 11-mile of the Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida
Asher Gonzalez, 3, waits patiently for the sight of his father and uncle at 11-mile of the Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida
A man shouts as he crosses the finish line during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
A man shouts as he crosses the finish line during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Jose Omas Botero, right, crosses the finish line of the half during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Jose Omas Botero, right, crosses the finish line of the half during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Solène George gets handed her baby to cross the finish line during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Solène George gets handed her baby to cross the finish line during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Runners make they way south on Ocean Drive before heading west towards Miami during the Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida
Runners make they way south on Ocean Drive before heading west towards Miami during the Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida
Runners run eastward as the Carnival Conquest enters Government Cut to dock at the Port of Miami during Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida.
Runners run eastward as the Carnival Conquest enters Government Cut to dock at the Port of Miami during Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida.
Wheelchair racers along with runners stand during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of the Life Time Miami Marathon at the starting line in front of the Kaseya Center on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida
Wheelchair racers along with runners stand during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of the Life Time Miami Marathon at the starting line in front of the Kaseya Center on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida
Elite runners leave the starting line in front of the Kaseya Center during the start of the Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida
Elite runners leave the starting line in front of the Kaseya Center during the start of the Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Miami, Florida
Runners begin the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Runners begin the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
The sun rises over Port Boulevard as a runner in one of the last waves heads to the starting line during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
The sun rises over Port Boulevard as a runner in one of the last waves heads to the starting line during the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, finishing at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.