These photos of a police officer helping a woman called Asia Ford across the finish line of her first 10K are going viral.
A photo taken by the Paramedic in the ambulance behind her was uploaded separately to Reddit.
Asia explained what had happened on a post on Facebook:
I messed up and forgot to eat this morning, Lungs still under construction from the pneumonia and on top of all this at mile 4 my son Tj took my hand and ems stopped because I almost had a slip up with my breathing but a police officer by the name of Mr Gregory got out and took my hand to finish the race with my baby and I and WE MADE IT!!! This 6.2 miles meant more to me than any race ever so my message today is, You don't have to be 1st, AS LONG AS U DON'T GIVE UP AND U FINISH...YOU ARE A WINNER!
The Mayor of Louisville shared the photo on Facebook and supportive messages flooded the comments.
Asia took to Facebook to express her gratitude for the support she's received:
I have no words about the pouring prayers and support that has poured in my inbox, On my page, text, calls etc. I want you all to know that if I don't respond to your message please don't think I'm ignoring it, it's so many I can't get to them all. I thank God for you all and the officer who is my Angel.