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7 November 2018, 16:22
The last thing you'd expect during a gruelling marathon is for your partner to suddenly ask you to marry them.
At first, this might sound like quite a sweet gesture, but a lot of people are not too happy with one man who dared to do this to his girlfriend.
After 16 tough miles of her first marathon in New York, Kaitlyn Curran was met with her boyfriend Dennis Galvin, who hopped the barrier and got down on one knee.
After CBS Evening News posted the video, it has started to go viral online with mixed results.
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
Many people on social media were not pleased with Dennis, whom they accused of stealing his partner's thunder and making it about him, while also making the rest of her marathon pretty tricky:
Guy totally ruined her marathon time https://t.co/75TTF0dVww— Liam Martin (@LiamWBZ) November 5, 2018
"My girlfriend is running the Marathon.....how can I make this about me?" https://t.co/5RBwDgtmJv— bed stuy guy (@DTenenbaum) November 6, 2018
Guy Watching His Girlfriend Run Marathon Quietly Finds A Way To Make It All About Him https://t.co/hGuP4nmxiD— Kashana (@kashanacauley) November 6, 2018
this guy jumped the barrier and proposed to his girlfriend at mile 16 of the nyc marathon— Cross Country Probs (@CrossProb) November 6, 2018
MILE 16 IS NOT THE FINISH
proposals mid race cannot be a thing no no no nopic.twitter.com/tgPhncGxzQ
If you've ever trained for a marathon, the amount of time that goes into, is a lot. To be interrupted for a damn proposal is insane. https://t.co/bW6ocBqwuQ— Joel Macke (@NotJoelMacke) November 6, 2018
Regardless of what people online thought, Kaitlyn clearly loved it, as she said yes and looked rather chuffed as she continued her marathon.
Plus, you have to hand it to Dennis for managing to spot her in time after waiting for hours!
But if nothing else, if you're thinking of making a grand gesture for your loved one, just triple check you won't accidentally become a hate figure online afterwards!