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MD Ambulance helps injured runner cross finish line

Saskatoon paramedics went above and beyond to help an injured runner cross the finish line in Diefenbaker Park.
Saskatoon paramedics went above and beyond to help an injured runner cross the finish line in Diefenbaker Park. MD Ambulance / Supplied

SASKATOON – Saskatoon paramedics went above and beyond to help an injured runner finish the ‘Color Me Rad’ run in Diefenbaker Park on Saturday.

At around 10:30 a.m., a 35-year-old woman stepped in a hole and felt a pop in her ankle as the final runners were completing race.

She had approximately 183 metres left in the five kilometre run.

MD Ambulance spokesperson Troy Davies says the patient was extremely upset that she did not get to finish, especially being so close.

Paramedics, already on scene for the event, loaded her into the ambulance and drove her over the finish line with fans cheering.

Color Me Rad sprinkles coloured cornstarch on runners in events held across North America.

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