What... [his mother] didn't know was that about halfway through the run, there had been a problem with.. [Ben Baltz'] leg; It hooks together with screws and one of them had come loose, so the leg literally broke in half. This isn't the first time it's happened, either. This active boy has managed to break 10, supposedly "indestructible" prosthetic legs (made of carbon fiber, mind you!).
Now, here's where you need to get out your hanky, because it was this moment that had the spectators in tears:
"All of a sudden the announcer just said, 'Ladies and gentlemen, I want you to turn around and look at what's happening on the course' ... Everybody was crying," she says. A young Marine had lifted the boy and carried him across the finish line.
Read it all and make sure to catch the video.
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