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Dog accidentally joins half marathon, places 7th

Dog accidentally joins half marathon, places 7th
Posted at 11:02 AM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 14:02:44-05

The 2016 Elkmont Half Marathon in Alabama went to the dogs — or just one, to be precise.

A bloodhound named Ludivane accidentally joined the race and finished seventh. The dog easily stole the headlines after the race last Sunday.

According to the group behind the race, Ludivane finished with a time of 1.32.56 and even earned a medal for her effort.


Working on results...Wanted to share this photo of that was sent to me after the race. ?This is Ludivane - she ran the entire half marathon and finished 7th overall with a time of 1:32.56

Posted by Elkmont Half Marathon - The Trackless Train Trek on Sunday, January 17, 2016


"(Ludivane) started fast, in second place at the 0.5-mile (mark)," race witness Gregg Gelmis wrote online. "The next time we saw her was at eight miles ... by this time she had fallen back to fourth place, but still looked good."

Atlanta's WSB-TV reported that Ludivane joined the race after her owner let her outside in the yard. The dog apparently saw the runners and decided to take off and join them.

Take a look below at Ludivane in all her glory during the race.

(Photo: WeRunHuntsville/G. Gelmis & J. Armstrong)

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.