racing marines carry boy w ProstheticWhile running the last mile of a youth triathlon Sunday, Ben Baltz’s prosthetic leg broke and the 11-year-old went down. That’s when a group of Marines stepped in and carried him the rest of the way.

More than a few people crying as they crossed the finish line.

According to the CNN iReport, Ben completed the 150-yard swim and 4-mile bike ride and half the one-mile run when a screw came loose and his running leg broke in half.

His mother said, “Everybody was crying…cheering and giving them support.”

(WATCH the video from Newsy or READ the story at CNN iReport)

Family photo from iReporter, bkruggel

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