Public proposal at running festival

When Kylie Turner crossed the finishing line at the Melbourne Marathon Festival yesterday she did not know what to expect when she was pulled aside by officials.

The 36-year-old from Warners Bay, running with her boyfriend Anthony Campbell, was left speechless as her name followed with the words ‘‘will you marry me’’ popped up on the big screen at the MCG.

‘‘We’ve been speaking about it for a while but it was only in the last few weeks that I thought about the idea,’’ Mr Campbell said.

‘‘It was her birthday as well so I thought I’d make an impression and show her she’s special.

‘‘She was very surprised, a bit dumbstruck really.’’

About 20 running friends from Genetics Fitness Club joined the couple to celebrate with a few drinks  yesterday afternoon.

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