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OK But Did Your Prom Date Run 5.5 Miles To Ask You? Because This Teen's Did

She said yes.

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Claire Short, a 16-year-old sophomore at Findlay High School in Ohio, met 17-year-old Joran Fuller because they are both on the school's cross country team.

Claire Short

Fuller told BuzzFeed News he and Short first became friends because Short was "so much faster than the girls that she ran with the guys instead."


"He actually stopped by that day to bring me some food because I wasn't feeling well, and he told me to check Strava and I saw it," Short said, adding that she knew right away that the route Fuller had run spelt out "Prom?"

Twitter: @claire_short_13

Fuller said it took him some time to find an area with enough square blocks to plan out block-shaped letters because they live in a small town.

He got out of school early the day before and drove downtown to do the run before rushing to rehearsals for the school musical. The run took him around 45 minutes to complete, he said.

Short then tweeted about it, and her tweet has since gone viral with more than 14,000 retweets.

Twitter: @claire_short_13

Both Fuller and short said they did not expect the tweet to blow up the way it did, and that the responses have been incredible.


The Findlay High School prom will take place on April 26, and Short said she has already picked out her dress.

Kassy Cho is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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