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WATCH: Crowd cheers on veteran at 5k finish

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William nears the finish line. (Source: Emily Grace) William nears the finish line. (Source: Emily Grace)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The minutes and seconds of a 5k race in downtown Wilmington didn't seem to matter so much when a crowd cheered on one veteran's effort to cross the finish line.

Organizers of the first ever Veterans Day race said they only remembered the man's first name, William. But his determination to finish Saturday's race without his legs likely won't be forgotten.

We're told that organizers are working to contact William to hear his reaction to the crowd's show of support.

Check out the video above to see this touching moment. On mobile? Look for this clip in the "video" section on the free WECT News App.

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