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On Sunday, 52,812 people – a record number – hosted the New York City Marathon, and I'd like to bet it's one Roller coaster of ~ emotions ~ for each one was from these runners (I cried almost twice myself), but the particular emotional experience of a runner becomes viral.
In the clip posted by CBS News, Kaitlyn Curran's friend Dennis Galvin jumps the barricade at 16 km to get on one knee and suggests during her first marathon: According to Galvin's cousin Kathleen Figueroa, who recorded the video, Curran remained stood and cried (happy tears?) for about a minute, then hugged him and said, "OK, I have to finish my race." And she was done in 4 hours and 24 minutes ̵
And is the Internet in which the Internet is torn up.
Of course there are those who think it's sweet. And it is sweet ! Congratulations to the happy couple, we could all use more moments of wellbeing on the Internet.
THEY SAID YES: A woman who ran on New York City's Sunday Marathon was on Mile 16 when her longtime friend jumped over the barrier, dropped to one knee She finished 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
But then there's the much bigger one Twitter A contingent that thinks this guy is seriously selfish in making the next big step in his relationship at mile 16 – mile 16! This is still 10 miles off the finish line – from his partner's first big road race for which he trained for a year.
Can she subtract the egotism of this fool from last time? https://t.co/VIjKZZgoue[19659004-Heather&Jessica(@fuggirls) November 6, 2018
mile 16? Way to steal their thunder. On a scale of 1 to 10 (where 10 is best), I give this proposal a 1 for thoughtless, selfish, and bad scheduling. Booo, dude!
– Krista Nugent (@KristaChirps) November 6, 2018
And some people just can not overcome the typical masculinity of this step, especially given the current political climate. 19659004] As public offerings become more and more popular, the Internet seems to think that mile 16 of the NYC marathon is not true.
This is probably because a marathon is a strenuous mental, physical and emotional endeavor. (See: The Importance of * Mental * Training for a Marathon). And despite the incredible support you receive before and during the race, it's all about and your journey when it's time to reach the line.
The couple has not yet spoken publicly, and Curran did not run for what we know for a while, and Galvin's move was the motivation she needed to move through the last 10-miles. Of course, there are also Twitter users who specify this point.
Maybe he just knew that the time was not such a big deal for her and she loved him, so she said "yes" and that's all there is. It seems some people who are not married are upset that these two people are busy with their terrible luck.
– PilateOnTheStereo (@PilateInStereo) November 6, 2018
Inspired by this stunning video and thinking about asking the question to your favorite runner? Maybe you just wait until they cross the finish line to be on the safe side. By then, your partner has already achieved what he intended to do that day (26.2 miles) – so you have two incredible things to celebrate.