LONDON - A couple cross the finish line together at the London Marathon and become closer than when they first began the race.
The man pictured proposed to his girlfriend after they both finished the Virgin London Marathon 2013 race on Sunday.
A happy kiss shortly after indicated she said, "yes."
Meanwhile, the specter of the bombings near to the Boston Marathon finish line, which killed three people and injured more than 180, loomed in London during race day.
London organizers pledged to donate 2 pounds ($3) for every finisher to The One Fund Boston set up to raise money for the bomb victims.
Before a minute's silence at the start of the marathon, event commentator Geoff Wightman urged athletes to "remember our friends and colleagues for whom a day of joy turned into a day of sadness."
Prince Harry mingled with the crowds and said he had never thought about canceling his visit following the bombings.
"It's fantastic, typically British," he said. "People are saying they haven't seen crowds like this for eight years around the route. It's remarkable to see."
The Associated Press contributed to this story.