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Social Media, NBC10 Reunite Blue Cross Broad Street Run Runner With Lost Wedding Ring

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    David Copestakes thought it was too late to get back his ring after he lost it seconds into the Blue Cross Broad Street Run but luckily his wife Karen spotted it on NBC10's Facebook page. Keith Jones has the reunion. (Published Tuesday, May 5, 2015)

    The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is now history in the books, but one Philadelphia man won’t be forgetting his experience at the race anytime soon.

    David Copestakes endured the ultimate mishap of his 12-year marriage after noticing he lost his wedding band just moments into Sunday's 10-mile dash down Broad Street.

    “While I was running, I texted [my wife] and said I lost my wedding ring,” Copestakes said. He lost it moments after starting but didn't notice until about mile 5.

    Shortly after the race, a Philadelphia police officer discovered the token of love and passed it along to the NBC10 team, which in turn posted the story to the app and Facebook.

    Copestakes’ wife Karen happened to spot the Facebook post, reached out to NBC10 and the rest is history.

    "For someone to return it like that, it's a real noble thing," Copestakes said after getting the ring back. "It couldn't have happened in a better setting."