“I wanted to help him because it meant so much to him.”

Thousands of runners took part in the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday morning, amid extremely testing conditions.

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“We did implement a comprehensive heat plan, which included water misters, sponge stations, and air-conditioned cooling buses along the course,” marathon staff said in a statement. “Unfortunately, these tough running conditions were deemed excessive and dangerous.”

Despite the heat and the diverted track, a lot of runners were still able to cross the finish line.

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Some, though, required a little extra assistance: When one runner took a tumble in the final stretch, a local cop ran with him to help him achieve his goal.

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