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    She’s pregnant, but her husband won’t know that until he crosses the marathon finish line

    Cassi Delatorre waited at the finish line for her husband, Xavier.
    Matt Stout/Globe Staff
    Cassi Delatorre waited at the finish line for her husband, Xavier.

    Xavier Delatorre had suspicions that his wife, Cassi, was pregnant with their third child, but Cassi spent weeks working to keep her pregnancy under wraps. At least until Marathon Day.

    The Silver City, New Mexico, mother of two had bigger plans in mind for her pregnancy reveal — a colorful sign waiting for her husband at the finish line.

    “A new little runner is approaching the finish line. December 2018,” Cassi Delatorre, 24, wrote on a 2018 Boston Marathon sign that she decorated at the Marathon Expo over the weekend.

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    She waited for her husband near the corner of Exeter and Boylston streets, standing with family and doing her best to protect the sign from the rain and wind.

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    “I wanted to make the big announcement here at Boston to make it a little bit more special,” she said.

    For Xavier Delatorre, who is 26, Monday’s marathon is his first in Boston, and it’s the couple’s first visit to the city together.

    Delatorre said her husband has been wanting a third child, but she’d kept telling him she wanted to wait until after the Boston Marathon to get pregnant again.

    “I mean, we almost made it to after Boston,” she said. “So I mean, I think it will be interesting to tell him, especially because he’s doing something he loves and he’s passionate about, so might as well make it a little more interesting after he crosses that finish line.”

    Felicia Gans can be reached at felicia.gans@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.