NAPA (CBS SF) – Mother Nature tossed the gauntlet of conditions at Rohnert Park’s Libby Dippel during Sunday’s Napa Marathon.
There was rain, cool temperatures, a brief hailstorm and even a little bit of sunshine.READ MORE: Oakland Police Plan Crackdown On Sideshow Activity This Weekend
Undeterred, Dippel covered the marathon course in a time of 5:26.16 to finish in the top 100 of her age class.READ MORE: COVID: Santa Clara County Relaxes Outdoor Gathering Rules, Says Red Tier Move May Happen Next Week
But it was moments after crossing the finish line that the real reward for her efforts came.
Boyfriend Rob Payan draped her medal over her head and then dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him.MORE NEWS: VIDEO: Woman Dragged By Car In Oakland Chinatown After Having Purse Snatched
Dippel was overcome with emotions, but nodded her head yes to the cheers of those surrounding the finish line.