Offbeat Stray Dog Runs Half-Marathon and Is Awarded a Medal While in the Pound

14:26  06 august  2018
14:26  06 august  2018 Source:   insideedition.com

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  Good dog finishes Australian half marathon, earns medal, gets taken to dog jail Good dog finishes Australian half marathon, earns medal, gets taken to dog jailThe average was thrown off by a local stray dog named Stormy, who met the runners before the race and then, citing a light schedule of licking himself and sleeping for 18 yards that day, decided to join them. Stormy ran the course diligently, hitting every checkpoint and finishing with an estimated time of 2:30 — good enough for a top 70 finish. Despite not wearing a bib, the very good dog was recognized for his efforts, earning a medal for running 13.

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"We thought he deserved a medal since he had done the whole thing," race organizers said.

a person holding a dog posing for the camera© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. A stray dog in West Australia has been honored with a medal after stumbling on a half marathon and completing the race against the other runners.


Stormy, a dog locals believe lives around an Aboriginal community nearby, showed up at the Goldfields Pipeline Marathon, which starts at remote location six hours outside of Perth, and socialized with the runners before the race.

“We get the air horn out and say ‘Go,’ and off he goes with everybody,” marathon volunteer Allison Hunter told the Australia Broadcasting Company.

While the pup didn’t take it seriously, spending more time saying hi to fellow competitors and visiting different stations than focusing on the race, officials estimated he finished in about two and a half hours — matching the average time for most runners in the event.

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But rangers intervened before Stormy had a chance to claim his spot on the podium, bringing him to a pound, where he can await his owner for seven days before he is put up for adoption.

While many of the runners have already expressed interest in adopting Stormy if no one picks him up, Hunter and race organizer Grant Wholey stopped by the pound to reward the pup with his own medal.

"We thought he deserved a medal since he had done the whole thing," Wholey said.

And while Stormy won’t be racing again — since organizers explained the route was technically an animal-free zone — the pup will be welcome to be a spectator at next year’s half-marathon.

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