A dog named Ludivine really represented for canines when it finished a half-marathon in Alabama in 1:32:56, Canadian Running magazine reports.
The bloodhound, a female aged two and a half, finished a very not-official 7th in the "Elkmont Half Marathon – The Trackless Train Trek," taking the whole course off her leash.
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And the kicker? Ludivine wasn't a pet stunt-staged to run the race. She'd been let outside by her owner, presumably for a stroll around the premises. But instead the hound dog found her way to the race start line and simply ran along with the human racers.
"All I did was open the door, and she ran the race on her own accord," Ludivine's owner, April Hamlin, told MSN.com.
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Not including Ludivine, there were 165 (human) finishers of the race. The competition, which benefits Elkton local schools, has been renamed for next year's event to the "Hound Dog Half."
The race was also notable for an 8-year-old entrant setting a single-age record for the half-marathon, finishing in 1:38:22, good for 12th.
via Canadian Running Magazine