Dave Bennett arrived too late to register for the Hastings Marathon.
Instead, he ran the second half of the half-marathon with his daughter, just to keep her motivated.
He jumped into the race at mile marker 7.
“I’m going to run with her out to the lake — I’m going to finish it with her for her moral support and because I need to,” Bennett said. “I started running again, and I want to keep going. I was going to run the 5K but I was too late, so I thought I’d just run the second half of the half (marathon) with her and call it good.”
Bennett, 53, of Omaha had two children running in the Hastings half-marathon — son Ethan, 21, and his 24-year-old daughter, Emily.