By Leticia Ordaz
Sacramento, CA (KCRA/NBC) - But not even his cast could stop him from picking up the pace and crossing the finish line.
The two received medals.
Officer Van Dusen says his partner wasn't with him the entire time, but deserves just as much credit for inspiring him to keep going.
"I started crying, just knowing he was waiting for me at the finish line. The family is here, Bodie was here, so we are all together again," said Officer Van Dusen.
The officer says the race was tough, as runners faced sub-freezing temperatures.
"We had hail, we had freezing 40 mile an hour gusts, up in Squaw Valley, worked all through it and got down here," Van Dusen said.
But he says Bodie, who is a survivor, taught him quitting is simply not an option.