Ludivine, the hound dog, was let outside to pee by her owner, April Hamlin, and ended up running a half marathon instead!
The gorgeous young dog was sniffing around her home in Elkmont, Alabama, when she came across the starting line of the Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon. Everyone was very surprised to see that when the runners bolted off, Ludivine joined in. What’s most impressive is that she ran the whole marathon, which was 13, 1 mile long.
“Every time I thought she had dropped off to go back home, I would hear her coming back up to me, and she would race past me up to the two leaders. She would romp off through streams and into yards to sniff around for a while,” said a fellow runner.
Ludivine might have won the race if she didn’t stop for a sniff or two along the way. She managed to finish the race in seventh place and with an impressive time of 1:32:56. The sporty dog didn’t run all that way for nothing as she was presented with a medal as well!
Her owner was very surprised that Ludivine ran the whole half marathon. Normally, her pet is very laid back and rather lazy!
Congratulations on your race, Ludivine!
Source: The Dodo