This couple ran a half marathon on their wedding day

...along with 60 of their wedding guests.

To attend this wedding, you had to be in shape. And I'm not talking about looking good in a dress or a tux. Last month, a Brooklyn couple ran a half marathon as part of their wedding day... along with 60 of their guests.

Running couple incorporates Brooklyn Half Marathon into their wedding

When Amanda Hughes and Joel Tse, who met while they were both training for the New York City Marathon in 2009, realized they had scheduled their wedding on the same day as the Brooklyn Half Marathon, they decided to incorporate the race into their nuptials. Not only would they run the half marathon, they invited their guests to run the distance with them to the finish line before they got officially tied the knot.

"We were going to organize a fun run, because without the running community, we never would have met," Hughes told Runner's World. "But the way it worked out was perfect because all of our running friends were going to be in town anyway."

They even sent out a training schedule with the wedding invitation -- with four months to train -- since many of the guests had never run a long distance race before.

On May 20, sixty wedding guests joined the bride and groom -- adorned with corresponding "BRIDE" and "GROOM" racing bibs -- to run the 13.1 mile race at Propsect Park. The couple maintained a leisurely 10-minute per mile pace, taking photos with guests along the way, and crossed the finish line at 2:13:00 -- plenty of time to go home, shower, get dressed and get properly hitched.

Congratulations to the happy, fit couple. Also, you have extremely dedicated friends.

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(Thanks, Albert.)

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