dearJulius.com

$hide=home

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

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

© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.

By JOHANNA LI, Inside Edition

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.

[post_ads]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.

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.

COMMENTS



|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0


Made with in NYC
Name

Animals,102,Birds,12,Cats,59,Dogs,188,Featured,8,Features,42,Health,6,Koala,1,Monkey,1,News,1,Panda,1,Penguin,4,Pets,47,Squirrel,1,
ltr
item
Pets Magazine: Stray Dog Runs Half-Marathon and Is Awarded a Medal While in the Pound
Stray Dog Runs Half-Marathon and Is Awarded a Medal While in the Pound
"We thought he deserved a medal since he had done the whole thing," race organizers said.
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-y_UB6Yjx_8g/W2mpSqbOh8I/AAAAAAAAZQg/MtgrDPMPrnc0s5bpqoU-OdzKjLNVW1dMwCLcBGAs/s1600/1.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-y_UB6Yjx_8g/W2mpSqbOh8I/AAAAAAAAZQg/MtgrDPMPrnc0s5bpqoU-OdzKjLNVW1dMwCLcBGAs/s72-c/1.jpg
Pets Magazine
https://pets.dearjulius.com/2018/08/stray-dog-runs-half-marathon-and-is.html
https://pets.dearjulius.com/
https://pets.dearjulius.com/
https://pets.dearjulius.com/2018/08/stray-dog-runs-half-marathon-and-is.html
true
780598715723239276
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy