Nikkita Holder has a lot of hurdles to overcome before she gets married.
Holder, a Canadian Olympic hurdler, will marry her fiancé, Justyn Warner, an Olympic sprinter, in October after they have returned from the Games, CBC News reports.
Warner proposed to Holder in Toronto after returning from the 2011 World Championships.
"I didn’t have a clue," Holder told CTV News about the proposal in 2011. "I figured something was fishy but I’ve heard so many stories about woman thinking ‘they’re going to (propose) now,’ but it doesn’t happen, so I didn’t want to get my hopes up."
Holder's mother is taking the reins on wedding planning so that the couple can focus on training for the Games, according to the CBC.
Holder and Warner were childhood companions -- their parents were friends, and their mothers were pregnant at the same time -- and their mutual love of track brought them together as a couple.
The pair trains together, and Holder says that much of their athletic success is because they "have each other."
These two aren't the only Olympic athletes who have raced to the altar. Billy Demong, the first American to win a gold medal in a Nordic combined event, dropped to one knee and gave his girlfriend some bling of her own at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
While Holder and Warner prepare for their wedding and their races, London prepares for the Games to begin. Click through the slideshow below to see photos of the construction of Olympic park.
The entrance to 3 Mill Studios.
Abbey Mills pumping station from a distance.
In a park in front of Abbey Mills sits this structure to commemorate the deaths of four men who fell down a well in the area. It's meant as a memorial for workers in general.
A walkway along the canals near 3 Mills Studios. Some of the canal's house boat owners are being urged to move prior to the Olympics.
Kapoor's Orbit in the background. In front, the "Waste Paper Basket."
The "waste paper basket"
Workers enter the "Waste Paper Basket."
If you look behind the scaffolding, you will see a woman and two children. This building was home to the famous <a href="http://www.yardleylondon.com/" target="_hplink">Yardley soap</a>.
One of the many colorful new apartment buildings in the area.
The Icona sits adjacent to Olympic Park. Apartments during the games are being rented for as much as 5,000 pounds per week, according to my tour guide.
An abandoned building next to security at the Olympic Park. According to my guide, Maitland Simpson, rumors are swirling that the building will serve as a possible weapons stash for security purposes.
The Orbit, foreground, with main Olympic stadium in the background.
The Zaha Hadid-designed aquatics center.
The Orbit and aquatics center, with the Olympic Park in the background.
The Orbit, with the Shard in the background.
Westfield Stratford Mall on the right, with the media center visible on the left.
From left: The grey and white striped building is the media center, which will be turned into a fashion institute post games; the building with glass windows and a pyramid-like roof is the start of <a href="http://www.london2012.com/venue/olympic-village" target="_hplink">Olympic Village</a>, which will be converted into apartments to start opening in 2013.
The Water Polo arena (left)
The exceptionally-large Westfield shopping center. Visitors who come to the Olympics via tube or national rail will enter through the mall.
Restaurants at the mall
The mall was PACKED with people at 11a.m. on a Thursday. It seemed as though the Olympic Games was just an after thought to the shopping that was happening inside.
The <a href="http://www.eurostar.com/UK/uk/leisure/travel_information/at_the_station/stations/stratford_international.jsp" target="_hplink">Stratford International Station</a>, with more apartments from the Olympic Village behind it.