Man Faces Intense Shaming For Proposing To Girlfriend In Middle Of N.Y. Marathon - But He Gets The Last Laugh

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November 07, 2018

It was at the 16-mile marker of the famed New York Marathon - a point at which many runners would welcome a tiny break, just to catch their breath and finish out the last seven miles, refreshed and ready to pound the pavement with renewed energy.

To the surprise of the hundreds of spectators who lined the course, one runner did make the bold decision to stop, and the reason why is unique, to say the least.

"Kaitlyn Curran was nearing the 16-mile mark at the Queensboro Bridge — keeping up momentum during her first-ever marathon — when her boyfriend of four years, Dennis Galvin, caught her attention from the sidelines," CBS News reports.

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It was then that Dennis did something that people would be talking about for years to come. He hopped the barrier and got down on one knee and did the one thing that was guaranteed to make her stop, mid-stride.

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Before she could process what was happening, Kaitlyn's attention was suddenly drawn to what was in her boyfriend's hand: Dennis whipped out a tiny box that contained a sparkling diamond ring.

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Once she got over the shock, she rushed up to her fella and gave him a huge hug. After Kaitlyn (presumably) said ‘YES,’ Dennis quickly placed the ring on his now-fiancée’s finger. After a couple of good wishes from the crowd, Kaitlyn was back on her way - a short 20 seconds after she stopped.

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For those criticizing Dennis for interrupting Kaitlyn’s race for the romantic gesture, here’s another take on the controversy that some may not have thought of: Don’t you think that the adrenaline boost Kaitlyn got from the unbelievably thoughtful and original move was more than enough to make up the lost time? I know I would be floating on air!!

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And I doubt that Kaitlyn’s was expecting to win the race, so the 20 seconds she lost wouldn't really make much difference over the course of four or five hours of running!!

Now maybe if it were Mary Keitany…

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Please join us in wishing the happy couple all the best as they embark on their exciting future together.

To see the entire romantic episode, watch the video, below.

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