Dog Let Out To "Do Her Business" Joins a Half Marathon and Finishes 7th

by Stephanie Roemer

Running a half marathon is no small feat. On the lead up to such a physical challenge, there is a lot of preparation involved. Good nutrition, regular exercise, and training both physically and mentally for the event. You visualize the day for months in advance, looking forward to breaking through that ribbon.

When you get there, it's just as you thought it would be; except of course, for the rather large bloodhound that seems to be beating you to the finish line.

What bloodhound you ask?

Ludivine, the two-year-old bloodhound was let out by her owner to, well, "do her business," when she somehow ended up at the starting line of the Elkmont Trackless Train Half Marathon, held in Elkmont, Alabama.

Although she wasted some time checking out a dead rabbit and saying hello to some cows, Ludivine ended up coming 7th in the marathon.

Although she wasted some time checking out a dead rabbit and saying hello to some cows, Ludivine ended up coming 7th in the marathon.
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She finished the race in 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,” April said.

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