Man proposes to girlfriend after completing half marathon

Jeff Nielson and Amy Mayes got engaged at the finish line at the finish line in the Scotiabank...

Jeff Nielson and Amy Mayes got engaged at the finish line at the finish line in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon in Calgary, Alta., on Sunday June 1, 2014. Mike Drew/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

Katie Schneider, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:25 PM ET

CALGARY - Amy Mayes may have been out of breath finishing the Scotiabank Calgary Half Marathon Sunday.

But what was waiting for her at the finish line took her breath away — a diamond engagement ring and memorable proposal from her boyfriend Jeff Neilson, 30.

“When I crossed the finish line I was pretty intent on getting my medal,” said Mayes, 24.


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