A Jewish woman participating in a marathon for charity got a lot more than just a medal when she crossed the finish line over the weekend.
Rachael Avisrur was running the Miami Marathon with Team Chai Lifeline, a group of Jewish do-gooders who travel the country participating in various races to raise money for a camp for disabled children.
But when Avisrur finished the marathon Sunday, she was met with a surprise—her boyfriend Ari Wolf down on one knee.
“You only live once,” Wolf told reporters afterward. “She supports Chai Lifeline. I knew she was here and wanted to surprise her with something she loves to do.”
“I’m like the happiest person ever,” Avisrur added. “I thought he was in New York.”
The newly engaged couple was surrounded by friends and family for the proposal, as well as 300 Chai Lifeline runners and some 25,000 other Miami Marathon runners.