2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon returns to the streets of Steel City – Pittsburgh: In Focus

Runners and eager spectators lined the streets of Pittsburgh on Sunday morning as the Pittsburgh Marathon returned after a COVID-19 hiatus.

A wet forecast greeted the runners, with rain falling in patches throughout the morning and the threat of storms threatening the region throughout the day. See more Post-Gazette coverage here.

Runners cheer at the start line of the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 1, 2022, on Liberty Ave. downtown. The marathon is back in person after being held virtually for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
A photographer works from a cherry picker as participants run beneath him at the start of the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, Sunday, May 1, 2022, along Liberty Ave. downtown. The marathon is back in person after being held virtually for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
The first run of the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon takes off from the start line, Sunday, May 1, 2022, on Liberty Ave. downtown. The marathon is back in person after being held virtually for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)

A runner dressed as a bear starts the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, Sunday, May 1, 2022, on Liberty Ave. in downtown. The marathon is back in person after being held virtually for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
Spectators cheer on participants in the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon near the start line of the course, Sunday, May 1, 2022, on Liberty Ave. downtown. The marathon is back in person after being held virtually for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
Participants begin the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, Sunday, May 1, 2022, on Liberty Ave. downtown. The marathon is back in person after being held virtually for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
Hand cyclists begin the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 1, 2022 on Liberty Ave. downtown. The marathon is back in person after being held virtually for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
A power outage cut out race music and deflated the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon start line banner as participants watch in the background, Sunday, May 1, 2022, on Liberty Ave. downtown. The event was back shortly after a few minutes. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
Participants in the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon take off from the start line, Sunday, May 1, 2022, on Liberty Ave. downtown. The marathon is back in person after being held virtually for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
Participants wearing backpacks begin the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, Sunday, May 1, 2022, on Liberty Ave. in downtown. The marathon is back in person after being held virtually for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
Participants begin the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, Sunday, May 1, 2022, on Liberty Ave. downtown. The marathon is back in person after being held virtually for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
Rain pours as people walk near shuttles for the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, Sunday, May 1, 2022, on Liberty Ave. downtown. The marathon started with rain and light. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
Runners pass along Frankstown Avenue during the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, Sunday, May 1, 2022, in Larimer. The marathon is back in person after being held virtually for two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)
New Kensington’s PJ Colligan and his death metal band called Leprosy play as runners pass along Frankstown Ave. during the 2022 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Larimer. The band members moved across the street after their original performance venue was flooded in the morning weather and a clogged drain. (Stephanie Strasbourg/Post-Gazette)

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