Nick Cordes, Leigh Daniel - Ashland University coaches - vie for 'Today' show wedding competition

The courtship of Northeast Ohio native Nick Cordes and Leigh Daniel started as a secret liaison. But their wedding will be witnessed by millions if they win the "Today Show Throws a Wedding" contest.

Cordes, 29, is an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying runner. He grew up in Chagrin Falls and Mentor, and graduated from Madison High School in 1998. He is an alumnus of Ashland University.

Daniel, 30, was raised in Lubbock, Texas, and went to Texas Tech University. She holds two Division I national championships in track.

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