Love also crosses the finish line at the World Championships: Slovakian race walker Dominik Cerny completes the race and asks his partner to marry him


By John

In the morning stage of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, the men’s and women’s 35 km walking events attracted attention not only for their outstanding records and performances, but also for an astonishing moment outside of competitions. During these races that started and ended with little time lag, Slovakian runner Dominik Cerny made a marriage proposal to his girlfriend Hana Burzalova right on the finish line. This sudden initiative took everyone by surprise, but it moved and made the spectators smile. Hana’s positive response made the moment even more joyful for Cerny, adding a note of happiness to the struggles of the race.