|Source: Rhea Wholey|
Last summer in Australia, a stray dog named Stormy completed a half-marathon. The adorable 1-year old stray is brown and black with short legs and expressive ears. The dog was brought to the pound, but fortunately several of the runners have inquired about adopting the pup.
Dozer, a 3-year old goldendoodle, ran about seven miles in the Maryland Half Marathon after slipping through the invisible fence in his yard. The dog has since raised money for cancer.
In 2017, a bloodhound named Ludivine was let out onto her 40 acre property in Canada, when she spotted runners at the start of a half marathon. Ludivine decided to join the fun, and completed the entire 13.1 mile race, finishing seventh!
And last week, a woman was running a marathon in Bangkok, Thailand when she spotted a puppy on the side of the road. The puppy was very small, appeared to be all alone, and had no identification. So Khemjira Klongsanun scooped him up and carried him along in her arms for the rest of the race. Later, she went back to where she spotted the puppy to see if the mother or any siblings were there in need of help, but found none. So the adorable little guy joined her family!
One thing these dogs seem to have in common, even more than the love of running, is the love of being around people. Dogs will do just about anything to be by our sides...even run a marathon.