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And then this happened:

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Alexander Hauptman proposed to his girlfriend Sarah Whipple

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Today is the unofficial anniversary of their first date. Alexander got his friends from the Albany All Stars Roller Derby to help him out with the proposal. He says he thought it would be the perfect combination of sweet and a little embarrassing. "Why not get my half naked friends to help me propose," he says.

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Thanks to Bennett Campbell, Sebastien Barre and Peter Caracappa for photos.

Santa Speedo Sprint 2015 photos

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Spoiler alert: She said yes.

Mele Kalikimaka. The weather for this year's Santa Speedo Sprint on Saturday wasn't exactly Hawaii, but at nearly 60 degrees It was a lot less chilly than the Capital Region's swimsuit clad runners are accustom to.

This was the tenth year for the Speedo Sprint, organized by by the Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy as fundraiser for the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at the Albany Medical Center. This year's sprint brought out 250 runners, hundreds of spectators and raised $13,000.

As always, a good time was had by all. But this year's event included a romantic surprise.

Here's a look at the scene...


Photos are above in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.

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Great run, though it was warm, I nearly got a heatstroke :)

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