Monday, April 02, 2007

Engaged in NY, Married in Boston

Who wants to run a marathon on their wedding day? For runners Pattiann McAdams and Aaron Russell of New York City, there is no better way to get married. The couple who got engaged at the finish line of the 2006 New York Marathon plans to marry on the Boston Marathon course in April.

"I can think of nothing more special than saying we got engaged at the New York City Marathon and married at Boston," said Russell who is running his 10th straight Boston Marathon. The fast-running couple is planning to marry in a civil ceremony immediately after conquering Heartbreak Hill in Newton. "It's a perfect location. The three miles in Newton are not easy, and it would be the ultimate love commitment and a nice contrast to be married after scaling Heartbreak Hill," Russell said.

Once they have finished the remaining five miles and crossed the finish line on Boylston Street, the real party will begin. The couple will have a reception afterwards at the Lenox Hotel with family and friends from New York and the New England area.

Source: B.A.A.