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WATCH: Cooper River Bridge Run's best characters and moments of 2018

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The 2018 Cooper River Bridge run had no shortage of memorable moments. From the heartwarming to the lighthearted to the downright absurd, cameras were rolling to capture it all.

Check out a few of the best scenes from the event in the videos below.

SHADRACK KIPCHIRCHIR WINS 2ND CONSECUTIVE COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN

Kipchirchir, of Colorado, edged out Kenya's Bernard Ngeno by one second (28:25 / 28:26) to win his second straight bridge run. His finish was 13 seconds behind his 2017 winning time of 28:12.

A 2016 U.S. Olympian, Kipchirchir's 2017 race time is tied for 12th best all-time.

After celebrating with his wife when she finished, Kipchirchir said he intenteds to come back to Charleston in 2019 to defend his title and go for a three-peat.

GOTYTOM GEBRESLASE WINS WOMEN'S RACE

Turning in a time of 32:19, Gebreslase claimed the 16th best all-time performance among women in the bridge run. She outpaced fellow Ethiopian Hiwot Ayalew by one second to win her first ever Cooper River Bridge Run.

MOUNT PLEASANT BOY IS TOP UNDER-15 FINISHER FROM LOWCOUNTRY

Brendan Gomez, age 12, may be just a kid, but he outran a lot of grown men in the 2018. The Mount Pleasant boy was the top finishing under-15 racer from the Lowcountry, and finished the race 107th overall with a run of 38:13.

JAMES ISLAND MEN COMPETE WHILE CARRYING CROSSES TO HONOR GOD

Cedrick Nelson and Tim McKenney from James Island gave “cross training” a whole new meaning at the Cooper River Bridge Run: The men each carried a six-foot-tall wooden cross throughout the entire 10K. CLICK HERE to read more.

LOWCOUNTRY TEEN KEEPS PROMISE TO MOTHER, COMPETES IN FIRST BRIDGE RUN

Jaylen Hackett, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, made a promise live on ABC News 4 after the 2017 Cooper River Bridge Run that he would compete in the 2018 race. He kept his word to his mother, Kenya,

MIDLANDS WOMAN CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY AT THE BRIDGE RUN

Joanne, from Blythewood, SC, celebrated her 66th birthday in style, at the 2018 Cooper River Bridge Run. About 30,000 people showed up to help her celebrate.

BACON SIZZLES TO THE FINISH LINE

One woman had a delicious idea for a costume in the 2018 bridge run. She came dressed as bacon. She was apparently part of an ensemble, but the side of eggs she was with somehow got lost in the scramble.

HOTDOGS AND BANANAS: A PERFECT PAIR

A Charleston couple didn't quite achieve a peas and carrots level of a perfect pairing, but they were certainly conversation starters. Their hotdog and banana getups felt like the start of a bad "walk into a bar" joke. Ironically, they say they met in a bar just down the street from Marion Square, where we met them.

ESCAPED INMATES

These three ladies apparently broke out of the clink and ran all the way from Mount Pleasant to Charleston to avoid capture. Their inconspicuous outfits probably helped them go undetected.

RUNNING WITH THE BULLS

Mount Pleasant mayor Will Haynie brought Pamplona to the Lowcountry, dressing in a costume intended to mimic the traditional outfits of those who run with the bulls in Spain. He navigated his way through the stampede successfully after firing the starting gun for the race.

I DREAM OF GENIE COSTUMES THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES

Yikes. We give them props for their creativity, but these costumes are like dogs and cats living together. Maybe if we wiggle our noses, we can make the mental image disappear.

CHARLIE T. RIVERDOG IS A GLORY HOUND

Listen, Charlie. We were talking to these two lovely ladies in tutus about their race experience. You didn't have to come in and photobomb them and steal the spotlight. Bad dog. Bad. (OK, not really. You're a good boy. Yes you are! You're a good boy!)

WE FOUND JESUS

WE FOUND WALDO, TOO

DEAN STEPHENS WILL GIVE YOU THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK. LITERALLY.

Never say Dean Stephens wouldn't give you the shirt off his back. We have proof. He did it on live TV.

ABC NEWS 4'S EMILY GRACEY GOT OVER IT

Emily set a fitness goal of competing in the bridge run after her recent maternity leave. She endured months of rigorous training to get ready. CLICK HERE to follow her journey.

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