Marathon ends in a finish line marriage proposal

  • Adam Seibert surprised Melissa Ratliff with a finish line proposal
  • The proposal happened during the Kentucky Derby Festival mini-marathon

Running a marathon can be a life-changing event, and that proved to be true – in a special way – for one couple who attended the Kentucky Derby Festival mini-marathon.

As thousands of pairs of feet ran throughout town, the family of Adam Seibert waited at the finish line with a surprise in the form of a ring, that had been planned for months.

So, when Melissa Ratliff crossed the finished line, Seibert, who is her boyfriend, dropped to one knee, not out of exhaustion but to pop a question.

Ratliff said “yes” to Seibert’s wedding proposal, and after 13.1 miles, got to take home something shiny and gold. It just wasn’t the finishers medal she thought she’d be getting.

“I had no idea,” Ratliff said.

Isn’t that sweet?

You  may watch the video shared by WLKY News Louisville  via YouTube  here.



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