Dog Went Off For A Wee-Wee, End Up Winning 7th Place In Half Marathon

April Hamlin from Elkmont, Alabama, let her dog, Ludivine, out of the house for a wee-wee. and next thing she knew, her bloodhound had come seventh in the county’s inaugural Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon when her friends start texting her pictures of the pup wearing her medal.

She runaway of the yard and went to see why everyone in the race was at the starting line. As soon as the gun went off, she started running. An hour and a half later, Ludivine ran the entire 13.5 miles marathon, and after the dust had finally settled, the determined bloodhound beat all but six of the participants Despite having no warm-up or training.

Source: Elkmont’s Hound Dog Half via Facebook

Of course, she was rewarded with a medal having crossing the finish line in seventh place, with an impressive time of 1:32.56. Jim Clemens, who finished the race in fourth place, says the pup was prone to distraction.

He told Runner’s World, “I saw her for the first time in the parking lot before the race. She came bouncing up, and I petted her on the head. I saw her collar, so I just figured she was somebody’s dog. Elkmont is a small town where everyone knows everybody, so it didn’t strike me as unusual.”

Source: Elkmont’s Hound Dog Half via Facebook

As for April, she’s still in shock. My first reaction was that I was embarrassed and worried that she had possibly gotten in the way of the other runners. She’s laid back and friendly, so I can’t believe she ran the whole half marathon because she’s actually really lazy,” claimed April.

Source: Elkmont’s Hound Dog Half via Facebook

Race organizers say they have been “overwhelmed at the amount of support that has been generated by this sweet, sweet dog!” So, they have decided to pay it back and announced their race has officially been renamed.

They rename it and without any argument, it was decided that in honor of Ludivine and her accomplishment, the name of our race will be changing to Elkmont’s Hound Dog Half!”

Source: Elkmont’s Hound Dog Half via Facebook

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