Boston Marathon runner proposes to girlfriend at finish line

Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon already had special meaning as it was the first race since last year’s bombing.

One runner found the perfect way to celebrate the emotional day, making it one he will never forget.

Moments after finishing the race, Greg Picklesiner got down on one knee and asked his girlfriend, Carla White, to marry him … and she said yes.

Here’s a photo of the happy couple:

Picklesiner, who finished last year’s marathon right before the bombings, spoke with CBS Boston after the proposal:

"After last year I realized the people you love and your life can be taken so quickly," he said. "I didn’€™t want to lose that so I decided to come back and seal the deal."

Picklesimer spotted White along the finish line, got down on one knee and pulled a ring out of his back pocket.

She of course, said "yes."

"I’ve waited my whole life for him so this is the happiest day of my life," White said. "I’m glad he’s safe and he ran well."

Congrats to Greg and Carla, and to the entire city of Boston on what has been an amazing day.

(H/T CBS Boston)