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Poll: What are your thoughts on that New York City Marathon proposal?

People are pretty divided.

LAST NIGHT, CBS News reported on a proposal which took place during Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

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And it’s fair to say that it has divided consumers of both mainstream and social media.

It all kicked off at mile 16 when a woman’s long-term boyfriend hopped over the barrier which divides onlookers and participants, and got down on one knee – a decision which naturally resulted in the woman momentarily pulling out of the marathon in order to, you know, be proposed to.

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.

Now listen, there’s absolutely no doubt that she looks over the moon, but a public proposal isn’t for everyone, especially people who prioritise their PB over anything else.

So, while the video has received a positive reaction from some social media users, not everyone is that impressed.

He couldn’t propose to her at the finish line?
Mile 16? Way to steal her thunder. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being best), I give this proposal a 1 for its thoughtless, selfishness, and poor timing. Booo, dude!
He just couldn’t let her have her day running in her first marathon without throwing himself into the mix. Seems selfish by him to me.

So, what about you? Would you have appreciated this gesture from your other half?

Poll Results:

In the moment, I'd be thrilled, but in retrospect I'd wonder why it couldn't have just waited. (715)
I'd have been furious they interrupted the race, and wondered what their fecking game was. (590)
I'd be pretty pissed off that they'd interrupted my progress, but I'd have tried to hide it. (553)
Absolutely! I wouldn't have given my progress a second thought. (233)

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