Torchbearer proposes on relay route
Mother-to-be Christine Langham said she did not have a clue her boyfriend would propose to her as he carried the Olympic Torch.
David State got down on one knee in the Cleveland town of Loftus in front of crowds of people early on Monday morning.
"I didn't have a clue," said Ms Langham, 27. "It was shocking, surprising. I wondered what he was doing."
She said: "It was just a complete shock. There were just so many people there. And he had the rest of that hill to run up, too."
Miss Langham, who is due to give birth to the couple's first child in three weeks, added: "He was taking a chance I didn't give birth there and then, really."
Mr State said: "I ran 300m with the Olympic flame, got down on one knee and proposed to my lovely girlfriend and then, about two seconds after, ran another 300m with the Olympic flame. So I left her in a spate of tears."
The couple both work for Virgin Media in Stockton-on-Tees and have been together for just under two years. They live in Redcar, Cleveland.
Mr State was nominated by his firm through LloydsTSB, mainly for his work in the community. He has been involved in the Scouting movement since he was young, he volunteers for the British Red Cross and is a special constable with Cleveland Police.
Mr State, 25, said he has been planning the stunt since March with the help of relay organisers LOCOG and LloydsTSB. He said he thought the organisers were more excited than him at some points.
Asked about wedding plans, Mr State said: "We haven't even had a chance. It's just been amazing."