SF Marathon runners get engaged after crossing finish line

Byby Cornell Barnard via KGO logo
Monday, July 24, 2017
Alex and Mariza smile after getting engaged at the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
Alex and Mariza smile after getting engaged at the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The finish line of the San Francisco Marathon may be the last place you'd expect to see a wedding proposal but one runner said "why not."

Alex Kermani popped the question to his girlfriend, Mariza De Souza, shortly after completing the race.

"I was so surprised. I was so surprised, I mean, obviously I was hoping it would happen at some point but I didn't think it would happen just as we came over the finish line," she said.

Mariza said yes.

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