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Mardi Gras Weekend, marathon kick off

The first place finisher of the Snicker's Marathon is helped by a volunteer after crossing the finish line.

The first place finisher of the Snicker's Marathon is helped by a volunteer after crossing the finish line.

The top finishers for both the marathon and half-marathon have finished. The winner of the half finished at the 1 hour, 13 minute mark, while the winner of the full marathon finished just over an hour later at 2 hours and 20 minutes.

The marathon is the first major event of what will be a busy weekend downtown. The Regions Bike Race is next up as bikers from around the world have started warming up throughout the downtown area. That event will be followed by the Flint RiverQuarium's Turtle Race fundraiser at 4 p.m. and then a street festival.

The weekend will be capped by a Praise and Worship festival tommorow.

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