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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Runners break out at the start Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, for the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Runners on Marconi Drive head under the railroad overpass Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- A superhero stands ready with refreshment for runners Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Racing fans show their support Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Refreshments are passed out at a water station Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Amanda Greer of Minden, La., left, and Jodi Gerth of Beaver Dam, Wi., race on St. Charles Avenue Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Members of the Kinfolks Brass Band watch runners on St. Charles Avenue Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- A young race fan encourages runners Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Runners on Marconi Drive head under the railroad overpass Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Alan Faneca of Metairie, an LSU grad and a nine-time All-Pro and Super Bowl winner with the Pittsburg Steelers, center, competes .Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Guadalupe Galindo of Biloxi, Ms. heads down Marconi Drive Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- A dog sports a raincoat to watch the race Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Steve Brownlee of Kilts of Many Colours plays Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Race fans turn out to show support Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- A resident watches the race from her porch Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Elvis makes an appearance Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- A race fan on St. Charles Avenue shows her support Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Runners limber up Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, before the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Magdalena Ellis of Carrboro, NC. gets some refreshment Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Racers gather in the pre-dawn light at Lafayette Square Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Ben Bruce of Flagstaff, Az. smiles Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, after winning the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Ian Carr of Kenner, the top local racer to finish the marathon, runs down St. Charles Avenue Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Ben Bruce of Flagstaff, Az. runs hard Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, en route to winning the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Ben Bruce of Flagstaff, Az. runs through a rain shower Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, en route to winning the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Race fans cheer runners on St. Charles Avenue Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Ben Bruce of Flagstaff, Az. grabs some water Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, en route to winning the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Neil Lall of New Orleans may not have finished as the top banana Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, but he sure dressed as one.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Dorrial Richardson of New Orleans, right, fixes her veil Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, before the start of the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. Randy Giveans of New Orleans, left, proposed to her Saturday at church and she accepted. They ran in the half marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Monique Koll from Duson, La., right, competes Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Ben Bruce of Flagstaff, Az. runs through a foggy French Quarter Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, en route to winning the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Racers fill the race course Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, during the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- George Melichar of New Orleans, who mousses his mohawk with coco butter, stands at the start line Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, before the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Ben Bruce of Flagstaff, Az., left, runs with Liam Burke of Portland, Or. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, Bruce won the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Burke won the half marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELDBen Bruce of Flagstaff, Ariz.., left, runs with Liam Burke of Portland, Oregon. Bruce won the New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, and Burke won the half marathon.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Allyson Putt crosses the finish line after running 26 miles during the The Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon is an annual international marathon race which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States. It is part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series of road running competitions across the nation.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Andrea Duke crosses the finish line in first place after running 26 miles during the Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans, La., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon is an annual international marathon race which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States. It is part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series of road running competitions across the nation.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Ainsley Wimberley, 6, holds up a sign for runner during the Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon is an annual international marathon race which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States. It is part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series of road running competitions across the nation.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Monique Koll celebrates with her boyfriend, Nicolas Zaunbrecher, and son, Liam, after she finished the half-marathon with the aid of trekking sticks at the annual Rock 'N' Roll Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Monique suffered from a spinal cord injury in 2012, which has left her partially paralyzed. Through a lot determination and time, she is able to walk again and participate in annual events such as the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Monqiue Koll smiles as she receives a bead/metal saying she accomplished the half marathon at the annual Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Monqiue suffered from a spinal cord injury in 2012, which has left her partially paralyzed. Through a lot determination and time, she is able to walk again and participate in annual events such as the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Runner Charles Garabedian congratulates Monique Koll after she finished the annual Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans half-marathon by herself with the aid of trekking sticks on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Monique had a spinal cord injury in 2012, which has left her partially paralyzed. Through a lot of determination, she is able to walk again and participate in events such as the race.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Andrea Duke runs with a smile on her face as she crosses the finish line in first place for females during the Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon is an annual international marathon race which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States. It is part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series of road running competitions across the nation.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH --Andrea Duke celebrates after she finished in first place for females during the 2014 Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon is an annual international marathon race which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States. It is part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series of road running competitions across the nation.

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  • Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACHAndrea Duke, who won the women's marathon, celebrates with son, Noah, 5, and daughter, Madeline, 2, after she finished the Rock n Roll Marathon on Sunday.

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