Pittsburgh Marathon ends with engagement for DC couple

The Pittsburgh Marathon ended with an engagement for a couple from Washington, D.C.

Sebastian and Katarina moved to D.C. from Austria, and Sebastian said it was his dream to run a marathon in America.

“It’s been a long dream of mine ever since we came to the U.S. to run a marathon here, and I wanted to run a true American classic, so I chose Pittsburgh, and they really didn’t disappoint,” Sebastian said. “Started with rain in the morning, thunderstorms, loads of hills, but I managed to finish in three hours and nine minutes, with a lot of pain. And close to the finish line, I noticed Katarina standing there.”

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Katarina said Sebastian told her he needed some special motivation to train and get through the marathon.

“We were talking about and planning for some time to get married, so I thought, to get him through the last miles of the marathon, I’ll hold up a sign,” she said. “Now we’re planning to get married, we’re going to get married back in Austria with our families.”

The couple said ‘thank you’ to Pittsburgh for being a part of their special day!

“I think we should say thank you to Pittsburgh for this amazing day! We will never forget it,” Katarina said.