Runner stops London Marathon with 1 mile to go… to propose to girlfriend

A RUNNER paused with a mile left to go in the London Marathon — to propose to his girlfriend.

Will Thornton, 36, got down on one knee in front of 32-year-old Tilly Burns, wie was in the crowd with their families.

Will Thornton, 36, got down on one knee in front of 32-year-old Tilly Burns a mile before the end of the London Marathon

Will Thornton, 36, got down on one knee in front of 32-year-old Tilly Burns a mile before the end of the London Marathon

The school caretaker from Ash Vale, Surrey, gesê: “There’s something I’ve got to do here first.”

Hy het bygevoeg: “I love you so much.

Will you trou ek?”

Crying with happiness, deputy nursery manager Tilly accepted.

Will quipped after finishing Sunday’s race in five hours, 55 minute: “I didn’t think I’d be able to get back up again.”

Tilly said: “He said he always wanted to do it at a time I didn’t expect it.”