A Spectacular Mother-Daughter Moment: Mom Finishes Marathon With Daughter By Her Side

September 22, 2023

Courtney Rich, 40, was running in the Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon in Salt Lake City on Sept. 9 when she got an unexpected boost from her 10-year-old daughter.

The heartwarming moment was captured on camera which Rich later shared on Instagram.

"Nothing could have prepared me for the moment my 10-year-old daughter would jump out of the crowd and run me to the finish line," Rich said.

"She knew I had struggled the last few miles. She heard tears in my eyes when I called on Mile 24."

@cnn Courtney Rich was running the last mile of a marathon in Salt Lake City when something unexpected happened. Her 10-year-old daughter Avery stepped in to help her finish the race. #marathon #CNN #news ♬ original sound - CNN

Rich expressed her wish that her daughter could learn, through their shared experience, how even a minor gesture of kindness can have a significant and far-reaching effect.

"I said 'Avery, this is an incredible example of how one little thing that impacted one person in your life had a ripple effect and how it's inspiring so many other people. So don't ever brush aside the prompting or the inspiration to do a small act of kindness for someone because you just never know what impact that will have on people'."

Watch Courtney's video below.

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