Spartan Sprint Marriage Proposal

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How We Met: Cameron & I met when I was a junior and he was a sophomore in high school in Fort Worth, Texas. We remained friends for many years but it wasn’t until summer of 2009 when I was going to be a junior and he a sophomore in college that we started dating. He transferred schools in order to attend Oklahoma State University with me and we spent 4 wonderful years together in Stillwater, OK.

how they asked: Cameron and I signed up for the Spartan Sprint, a race from a series that we have fallen in love with and use as our “couples therapy”. It was our third race and our first time planning to run it with a large group of friends. Cameron and I always ran our races together, so it was upsetting when I looked up from tying my shoe around mile 4 and not see him there with all of our friends. When I asked where he was, his best friend Skyler replied, “Oh Chris, he thought you ran ahead and went to try and catch up with you”. I was shocked and insisted that we all speed up; I didn’t understand why the boys weren’t as concerned with catching up with him.

We ran the remainder of the race without him and as we got closer to the finish line I began to hold back tears from not being able to finish with him. At the end of the race I was so focused on receiving my finisher medal that I didn’t even see Cameron waiting for me. He immediately grabbed me and said, “I need to talk to you”.

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He got down on one knee and it was then that I noticed my mother with a video camera and a huge sign saying “Christian, will you marry me?”.

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Cameron had organized with the race director weeks before and they had their professional photographer capturing the moment. It was amazing and definitely perfect for us!

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