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Forest cop gives lost runner spirited escort to Naperville Marathon finish

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Naperville Marathon runner Kathy Contreras of Aurora embraces DuPage County Forest Preserve District police officer Lou Addante, who helped guide her to the finish line Sunday after she became lost during her seven-hour run.

courtesy of Carla Kemp

Naperville Marathon runner Kathy Contreras of Aurora smiles for a photo with DuPage County Forest Preserve District police officer Lou Addante after crossing the finish line. Addante was among a group of people who guided Contreras to the finish line Sunday after she became lost.

courtesy of Carla Kemp

Naperville Marathon runner Kathy Contreras of Aurora celebrates her seven-hour finish Sunday.

courtesy of Carla Kemp

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Naperville Marathon runner Kathy Contreras of Aurora smiles for a photo with DuPage County Forest Preserve District police officer Lou Addante after crossing the finish line. Addante was among a group of people who guided Contreras to the finish.

courtesy of Carla Kemp

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Kathy Contreras figured if she could just start the Naperville Marathon, she could finish. But midway through, Contreras got lost and low on supplies. That's when DuPage County Forest Preserve District police officer Lou Addante and a group of strangers came to the rescue, making for one of the most triumphant seven-hour marathon finishes imaginable. "It was like a gift from God," Contreras beamed.
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    • Naperville Marathon runner Kathy Contreras of Aurora embraces DuPage County Forest Preserve District police officer Lou Addante, who helped guide her to the finish line Sunday after she became lost during her seven-hour run.
    • Naperville Marathon runner Kathy Contreras of Aurora smiles for a photo with DuPage County Forest Preserve District police officer Lou Addante after crossing the finish line. Addante was among a group of people who guided Contreras to the finish line Sunday after she became lost.
    • Naperville Marathon runner Kathy Contreras of Aurora celebrates her seven-hour finish Sunday.
    • Naperville Marathon runner Kathy Contreras of Aurora smiles for a photo with DuPage County Forest Preserve District police officer Lou Addante after crossing the finish line. Addante was among a group of people who guided Contreras to the finish.
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