Dog Accidentally Runs Marathon

Image: Elkmont Half Marathon/Facebook

The Houndog’s Time On The 13.1 Mile Course? 1:32.56!

For a dog, I guess getting 7th place in a marathon that you didn’t even know of or planned to do after going outside for a potty break, is a plausible thing.

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This weekend Ludivine the hound dog was let outside for a pee when she decided to participate in a marathon. Her owner, April Hamlin from Elkmont, Alabama had no idea.

‘My first reaction was that I was embarrassed and worried that she had possibly gotten in the way of the other runners,’ Hamlin told Runner’s World.

The way she found out about Ludivine’s exploits was when race volunteers started sending her photos of the pup wearing the medal.

Dog Accidentally Runs Marathon

Image: Elkmont Half Marathon/Facebook

Hamlin’s dog, Ludivine, got 7th place in the overall marathon with a time of 1:32.56. For that ladies in the race, she placed first!

The man who finished fourth in the race, just ahead of the hound dog, says that the doggie was “prone to distraction:”

‘She would run off to romp through streams and into yards to sniff around for a while.’

And, according to other runners, Metro reports that “she also spent some time investigating a dead rabbit at the two-mile mark.”

Jim added on,‘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.’

As for Ludivine’s owner, she’s still in shock:
‘I can’t believe she ran the whole half marathon because she’s actually really lazy.’

Dog Accidentally Runs Marathon

Image: Elkmont Half Marathon/Facebook

Article: Metro.Uk