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Coach proposes to Marathon Goddess Julie Weiss at LA Marathon

Weiss, who devotes her life to fundraising to fight cancer, received a surprise at the finish line.

 

Julie Weiss has devoted her life to running marathons for those who can’t. Known as the Marathon Goddess, Weiss has run 52 marathons in 52 weeks in the memory of her father. Her ongoing goal is to raise 1 million dollars for pancreatic cancer research. However at yesterday’s LA Marathon, she was the one receiving a surprise gift.

Weiss crossed the finish line in 4:02:41. Her coach and partner, David Levine, was waiting at the end with ring in hand to propose. A surprised Weiss happily accepted, waving her arm triumphantly in the air. Even though her race was not a personal best, it was definitely one of her most memorable experiences.

Los Angeles based TV station KTLA caught the entire proposal on tape. Watch it below.