WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A Florida woman received a marriage proposal from her boyfriend as soon as she crossed the finish line at a marathon Sunday morning.
As Jamie Sheahan completed her run in the Palm Beaches Marathon, she spotted her boyfriend Brendan Smith-Heafy and was happy to see that he finished his race — the half-marathon — and was there to cheer her on.
She had no idea he would soon greet her on one knee with a diamond in hand after she crossed the line.
“He knew not to stop me before I finished,” a gleeful Sheahan said.
The couple came from Burlington, Vermont, to West Palm Beach for the weekend for the marathon and to celebrate Sheahan’s 30th birthday, which is Monday. Smith-Heafy said he decided to propose at the race because the two love to run together. They have dated for four years.
“It’s a passion of ours,” he said. “It’s a …