Asia Ford, mother of three, from Louisville, USA, had set a goal in March last year, she wanted to run the 10km long ‘Rodes City Run’. Three years ago, the mom almost weighed 530 pounds and with a cold determination she lost over 220 lbs.
As she continued running, halfway down the track, she started experiencing some severe breathing problems. A policeman Aubrey Gregory, who was overseeing the race, rushed to see if she was okay!
Asia instantly clutched his hand. “I said: good, then we can do this together!” remembered the police officer.
Asia was accompanied by her son the right and Aubrey Gregory on the left, she ran the last few kilometers to the finish as a trio and she made it! “Seeing her cross the finish line, really moved me. It was a fantastic moment and I’m pleased that I could be part of it”, said Officer Gregory.
And Asia has nothing but kind words for him: “I can only say thanks, you’re an angel. I wanted to give up and you wouldn’t allow it. You’re my inspiration!”
Two weeks ago, just a year after her last emotional run, Asia Ford was back to the starting line for the ‘Rodes City Run’. She had managed to lose even more weight and this time she completed the run without stopping for help. Amazing achievement!