ELKMONT, Ala. (WCMH) — These quick half-marathon runners didn’t have to jump over the ‘lazy’ dog. The dog came right along with them, and even finished seventh.
What started as a typical half-marathon ended as anything but when a hound dog joined the race and snagged a seventh place finish.
According to Runner’s World, the owners of Ludivine, a 2 ½ year old hound dog, let her out of the house. Little did they know, the dog would wander out to the starting area of the Trackless Train Trek Half-Marathon nearby.
Photos show the pooch starting fast, in second place. Ludivine is spotted several times along the course, eventually finishing seventh, with an unofficial time of 1:32:56.
April Hamlin, Ludivine’s owner told Runner’s World, “She’s laid back and friendly, so I can’t believe she ran the whole half-marathon because she’s actually really lazy.”
WeRunHuntsville reports next year’s race could be renamed the Hound Dog Half, with a special award going to the seventh place finisher.