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PHOTOS: A ‘chicken,’ an excited volunteer and camaraderie mark the 2023 Miami Marathon

Thousands took part in the 21st Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, and the lenses of the Miami Herald caught some of the best moments you may have missed.

From a guy in a chicken costume to an exuberant volunteer cheering participants and shows of camaraderie among runners, take a look at what makes this race a South Florida treasure.

Volunteer Maria Lorenzo cheers runners stopping at her water station on Ocean Drive while participating in the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Volunteer Maria Lorenzo cheers runners stopping at her water station on Ocean Drive while participating in the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Three runners embrace after crossing the finish line during the Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Miami.
Three runners embrace after crossing the finish line during the Life Time Miami Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Miami.
Runners react while making their way down Venetian Way while participating in the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Runners react while making their way down Venetian Way while participating in the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.

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A runner reacts while making her way down Ocean Drive while participating in the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
A runner reacts while making her way down Ocean Drive while participating in the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Spectators Becker Rosales, 31, left, David Vargas, 30, in the chicken outfit, Leti Romano, 31, center, cheer on runners after crossing the Venetian Causeway while they participated in the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Miami, Fla.
Spectators Becker Rosales, 31, left, David Vargas, 30, in the chicken outfit, Leti Romano, 31, center, cheer on runners after crossing the Venetian Causeway while they participated in the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Miami, Fla.

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