Boston Marathon: Omagh runner's heroism goes viral

They say modern-day heroes are hard to come by, but it seems that County Tyrone has one of its own.

Footage of Omagh firefighter Terry Canning carrying a fellow runner towards the finishing line at the Boston marathon has gone viral.

Mr Canning, 44, was among tens of thousands of athletes taking part in the marathon on Monday.

But before the finish line, one of his fellow runners suffered from exhaustion.

Mr Canning saw Julianne Bowe on the ground about 200 metres from the finish line, and came to her aid.

Footage courtesy of CBS.

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