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Photos: Elvis, Gumby, And The Many Tutus Of The L.A. Marathon

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For many runners, the L.A. Marathon is a very serious occasion.

The winner in the men's division had some stiff competition. Weldon Kirui of Kenya was the first to complete the race with a time of 2 hours and 13 minutes; the second-place finisher, Willy Koitile, was just 19 seconds behind.

Ukranian Natalie Lehonkova led the women's division nearly the entire race, and won in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

While the top runners didn't loudly accessorize, many other marathoners did; sporting Valentine's themed accessories and outfits. Tutus were also very popular among both women and men—perhaps not the most aerodynamic piece of clothing, but festive nonetheless.

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Also of note: according to the L.A. Times, 34 runners exchanged vows along the marathon course today, but no word as to whether wedding gowns and tuxes were worn with running shows. Although that could be a very cool #normcore look.