Dog accidentally runs half-marathon after being let out for pee, finishes 7th

I’ve never trained for any type of marathon…me and running aren’t that close, but I can’t imagine training to run 13.1 miles only to have a dog beat me! Although, maybe I wouldn’t be too upset. After all, how doggone cute is this pup??

Ludivine, the two-and-a-half-year-old Bloodhound got let out to use the bathroom on Sunday and found herself at the starting line of the Elkmont Trackless Train Half Marathon in Alabama.

So what did she decide to do? Well, run it of course!

Ludivine, who finished seventh in the race, even stopped at the two-mile point to sniff a dead rabbit and some claim,herd of cows!

She finished in just over an hour-and-a-half.

Her owner April Hamlin said,

“All I did was open the door, and she ran the race on her own accord. 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.”

So. Sweet.

When you let your dog out for a minute and she decides to complete the Elkmont, Alabama Half-Marathon…#elkmontlu pic.twitter.com/QimK53hgOS

— April Hamlin (@hamlin_april) January 21, 2016

Jim Clemens, who finished fourth in the half marathon said, “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. She would run off to romp through the streams and into yards to sniff around for a while.”

After the week I’ve had, I so needed this story!