In the midst of chaos with police in the media, this story is heartwarming
Most runners have been in the terrible situation of hitting the wall in a distance race. When it happened to Asia Ford, it was even tougher.
Once weighing in at 470 pounds, this woman in Louisville, KY lost a whopping 200 pounds and entered a 10K race as a fitness challenge to herself. She dedicated herself to training, and to showing her community the hard work she put in to losing the weight. With two miles left in the race, Asia felt she could no longer go on. Luckily, a helping hand was available.
Check out the inspirational story here:
When it comes to her health, Asia Ford has come a long way in the last two years. Once weighing more than 470 pounds, exercise has helped the Kentucky woman shed more than 200 pounds.
Ford decided to take part in Sunday’s Rodes City Run 10K race in Louisville as a fitness challenge to herself. She’s been training for months and was determined to finish the race. But with about two miles to go, Ford found herself struggling.
That’s when she received a helping hand from an unexpected source.
As The Courier-Journal reports, Louisville Metro Police Lt. Aubrey Gregory noticed that Ford was having difficulty, so he emerged from his squad car and approached the woman to see if he could offer assistance.
On Facebook, Ford called Gregory her “angel.”
According to WHAS 11, Fischer and other city officials will recognize Ford, Gregory and Jonathan Roberts, the photographer who captured the special moment, in a ceremony on Monday.