Running the New York City Marathon is surely an incredible feat. And for one couple, it’s a memory they won’t forget.
With an engagement ring in his pocket for the first 15 miles, Arizona resident Kristopher Glocksien approached the finish line with another goal in mind: proposing to his girlfriend, Wendy Macias.
As Glocksien ran along the Upper East Side, he placed the ring on his pinkie finger and spotted his aunt in a bright orange sweater near East 86th Street and First Avenue (between miles 17 and 18). “Crazy for how many things had to go right,” Glocksien said. “It all worked out.”
Macias – who was holding a sign that read “Why do all the cute ones run away?!” – said yes. “The stunning encounter was captured on video by his sister Kristin Malone, and her sister-in-law Alanna soon posted it on social media,” reported amNY.
Glocksien and Macias have known each other since high school, and they’ve been together for the past four years. Macias told PIX11 that she knew Glocksien was going to propose soon, but did not expect it to happen during the middle of the Marathon.
The newly engaged pair is from Glendale, Arizona where Glocksien is a grounds and maintenance technician and Macias works at the Arizona State Bar. Macias often cheers Glocksien on during his frequent triathlon competitions. But the New York race was his first marathon. He finished with a time of 3:33 once he sped off after proposing on one knee.
Good things come in threes, or so they say. Seems like a good omen for the happy couple who intended to celebrate in a quintessential New York way – with a slice of pizza, according to amNY.