"Men are always trying to slow women down".

When you picture the moment your longterm love proposes, do you imagine yourself sweating in your workout gear? Well, that's what happened to Kaitlyn Curran, as her boyfriend popped the question at mile 16 of her inaugural New York City Marathon.

The nurse's boyfriend of four years, Dennis Galvin, came to cheer her on. As she ran past, he hopped the barrier and got down on one knee. 

"She cried a little bit, said yes, hugged him and then said 'OK, I have to go finish my race,'" the firefighter's cousin Kathlee Figueroa said. "People in the race were slowing down to take pictures. It was indescribable just to be there and see it all was amazing." 

When asked why he didn't wait until she had finished the race, Galvin explained that he wanted to propose at a certain point. (Mile 16 is the first Manhattan spot of the race, which spans all boroughs.)

With a ring on her finger, Curran finished the rest of the marathon with a time of 4 hours and 24 minutes.

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