Nearly 22,000 runners took part in the Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon on Saturday.

The race got underway at 7 a.m. A new course this year had runners starting and finishing at the Seattle Center.

Sheila Croft of Redmond was the fastest woman, finishing the 26.2 miles in two hours and 41 minutes.

Teshome Kokebe, who lives in Lynnwood, won the men s division, finishing in two hours and 31 minutes.

One runner decided to turn the 10-mile marker of the race into the perfect spot to pop the question.

Alex hopped off the course, and with the help of two friends who held out a huge sign, he asked his girlfriend Tessa to marry him.

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