Police officer helps woman who lost over 200 pounds cross 10K finish line

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A picture from 10K race in Louisville, Kentucky has gone viral this weekend.

The photo captured Asia Ford crossing the finish line with the help of a police officer.

She wasn't the winner - just a runner who was struggling to breathe around mile four, and the police officer jumped in to give her a little extra support.

Her son also walked by her side to the finish line.

Ford has lost almost 220 pounds over the last two years.

She says she's on a mission to get healthy.

The Louisville mayor saw the picture on Facebook and shared it with the message: "What a compassionate city looks like."

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  • Paula LaPointe Kaplinski

    This is such an inspiring article, and as an individual who is focused on people doing good deeds. In fact, I work for a company (ThinkGood.com) that is trying to spread this. I plan to share this article. Thank you.

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