Tie The Knot: Marathon Style

In light of all the wasted coverage on Kim Kardashian’s pathetic attempt at marriage — I thought it may be beneficial to report on an actual, inspirational wedding (you know, one that isn’t for publicity/lasts longer than 70-something days).

This past Sunday, during the New York City marathon, a couple from Texas tied the knot (while running) at mile 22 of the 26.2 mile race.

Photo courtesy to Google Images

The couple (Mary Martin and Raymond Donaldson) apparently met running; therefore – according to the bride - a ceremony during the race only seemed fitting.

The two found a minister, one who just so happens to be a triathlete, to run the race with them in order to serve as the couples’ officiant. [Check out the video here!] Thus at mile 22, as the couples’ friends and family watched from the sidelines, the two exchanged rings and ran off to live happily ever after (literately…they had to run off together, there were still about 4 miles left of the race!).

So for all of you who were as angry at the Kim Kardashian nonsense as I was; fear not, there are still people out there who believe in having a wedding where the photo rights aren’t exclusively sold for 1.5 million dollars.

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Madeline Haller

Madeline Haller is an Assistant Editor for MensHealth.com. Haller received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University, with a second concentration in gender studies. When she's not writing for MSP/MH, you can find her running, enjoying a cup of coffee, or searching for the perfect shade of red lipstick.

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    I love it when couples do something original and interesting. I saw a couple of proposal videos on YouTube a while ago that actually made my all teary lol
    One was a young guy who led his girlfriend on a treasure hunt through the woods and then surprised her at the end. Another was a flash mob in a shopping mall with the crowd breaking into song around them.
    Very sweet. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/voiceMLINE Madeline Haller

    I feel ya’! I’m a sucker for romantic things; Some people are so creative when it comes down to stepping outside the box and getting original with ideas!