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A 'Wicked' Good Time: Lighthearted Moments at the Marathon

The Boston Marathon saw its share of funny signs, elaborate costumes and peppy people.
Image: 2014 B.A.A. Boston Marathon
People cheer as Meb Keflezighi, an American, wins the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. Today marks the 118th Boston Marathon.Andrew Burton / Getty Images

While safety is a priority at the Boston Marathon, officials promised the annual Patriot's Day event would also be joyful and celebratory — the way it was intended to be.

Spectators and competitors alike took that message to heart: