This story now
IN Animals ON 27 Jan, 2016
People join gyms, go for jogging and have a healthy diet to get well prepared for participating in a marathon. They certainly need to go through weeks of training and preparation to win the sporting event. But, Ludivine, a two and a half-year-old dog, did not require any of this.
The news of the dog accidently participating in the U.S. Marathon and winning the seventh position has shocked the entire media and folks. The dog is getting a huge fame after the news got viral on the Internet.
Ludivine from Elkmont, Alabama, is an incredible dog who participated in the Marathon and gave a fitness challenge to other contestants. The dog surprised her owner April Hamlin, runners and other beholders by coming seventh in the country's inaugural Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon. The owner, April, left her dog in the garden out of her house, from where she cleverly escaped and participated in the sporting event.
Jim Clemens, the person who finished the race just before Ludivine told Runner's world, "She would run off to romp through streams and into yards to sniff around for a while". He found dog determined and focused to complete the race. "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," the runner added.
April said, "My first reaction was that I was embarrassed and worried that she had possibly gotten in the way of the other runners". Her dear pet's achievement left her totally shocked.
"I can't believe she ran the whole half Marathon because she's actually really lazy."
Share the story of this incredible dog with your friends and family who never go for a run or any physical activity.
To access this content, confirm your age by signing up.