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    These were some of the best signs from the 2019 Boston Marathon

    Wellesley College students cheer as runners from the 123rd Boston Marathon pass by on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Wellesley, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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    Wellesley College students cheered on athletes in the 2019 Boston Marathon with signs referring to Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” season 8 premiere.

    A drizzly, overcast Patriots Day didn’t keep spectators away from the Boston Marathon route, as many flocked to the roadside to cheer on this year’s athletes.

    Here’s a look at some of the best signs people (and pups) were holding.

    “Run like the IRS is behind you,” one cheeky sign read.
    Steven Senne/Associated Press
    “Run like the IRS is behind you,” one sign read. Marathon Monday this year falls on April 15, also known as Tax Day.

    One runner decided to do a Boston Marathon-themed sign based off the viral meme, “You’re doing great, sweetie.”
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
    One runner decided to do a Boston Marathon-themed sign based off the viral meme, “You’re doing great, sweetie.”

    Spectators near Wellesley College had a glut of cheeky signs.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
    Spectators near Wellesley College had a glut of cheeky signs.

    Tierney Spencer, left, and Makenzie Mitchell cheered on racers on Heartbreak Hill.
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    Tierney Spencer, left, and Makenzie Mitchell cheered on racers on Heartbreak Hill.

    Vince Pellettieri and his daughter, Anne, looked for his wife, Kathy, and his other daughter, Amy, who were running the Boston Marathon.
    Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
    Vince Pellettieri and his daughter, Anne, looked for his wife, Kathy, and his other daughter, Amy, who were running the Boston Marathon.

    Hopkinton to Boston, MA - 4/15/19 Fans within three miles of the finish. The 123rd Boston Marathon runs from Hopkinton to Boston. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 16marathon
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    Fans held up photos of a runner’s face.

    OK — so, this isn’t a sign, but Susan Whoriskey was offering oranges to runners on Heartbreak Hill.
    Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
    OK — so, this isn’t a sign, but Susan Whoriskey was offering oranges to runners on Heartbreak Hill.

    NEWTON, MA - April 15, 2019: Kelty Campbell of Toronto cheers on racers on Heartbreak Hill during the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon in Newton, MA on April 15, 2019. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Sports reporter:
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    Kelty Campbell of Toronto cheered on racers at Heartbreak Hill.

    One spectator decided to take a jab at the T.

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    Some people were making signs at a pop-up print-on-demand sign cart in Coolidge Corner.

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    One fan of actor Jared Padalecki and his wife, actress Genevieve Padalecki, was excited to cheer the pair on.

    One spectator referenced pop star Britney Spears in her pithy sign.

    Don’t forget, spectators work hard too.

    Wellesley students had a good showing on Monday, including some 21st-century twists on the classic “Kiss Me” sign.

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    And, of course, who could forget about Spencer the flag-waving golden retriever?

    Another pup also encouraged athletes to pet him.

    A look at some more signs shared online:

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    Steve Annear of the Globe staff contributed to this report.