"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."
SHE SAID YES: A woman who was running in Sunday’s New York City Marathon was at mile 16 when her longtime boyfriend hopped over the barrier and dropped to one knee. She ended the day with a medal around her neck and a ring on her finger. https://t.co/8xbZ6P24RM pic.twitter.com/YizdEJYOhc— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 5, 2018
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.
Here's what the rest of the world had to say.
What a knob. https://t.co/4HbNv42cDX— Aislinn O'Toole (@AislinnOT) November 6, 2018
Oh wow I would have been horrified https://t.co/O6VD4kdehk— Michaela (@lifeofaladybear) November 6, 2018
Can she subtract this fool’s selfishness from her final time? https://t.co/VIjKZZgoue— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) November 6, 2018
NO consideration shown for her race time.
I would curse anyone who proposed to me in the middle of any competitive situation https://t.co/wKZ5uEVxZO— Aisling Keenan (@aislingmkeenan) November 6, 2018
Men are always trying to slow women down https://t.co/lwVSoScypp— rachel seville tashjian (@theprophetpizza) November 6, 2018
SHE'S RUNNING THE FUCKING MARATHON, DUDE. MEET HER AT THE FINISH LINE, YOU THIRSTY FREAK. https://t.co/93yG0gHClG— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) November 6, 2018
if anyone interrupted me even live-tweeting the marathon to propose, i would swallow the ring while refusing to break angry eye contact— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) November 6, 2018
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