A bloodhound in Alabama went outside to pee, accidentally joined a half marathon, and ended up in 7th place. Ludivine, who often roams the town, unknowingly found her way to the starting line and stayed with the pack the rest of the way.
The dog’s owner was surprised that Ludivine had made it all the way “because she’s actually really lazy.” She didn’t even know about Ludivine’s adventure until volunteers started texting her photos of her dog getting a medal.
“Apparently she went to the race start and took off with the runners at the starting shot. She stayed with a few of the front runners, ran off to sniff some animal carcasses, romp in the water, and then back to the race. I understand she stayed on the course for 13.1 miles, finished seventh, and was the highest placed female.”
The race is now called the Hound Dog Half, and 7th place gets a special award.