This Dog Just Accidentally Ran A Half Marathon–And Finished With An Impressive Time

Most of us have to work our butts off to get a decent time running a half marathon. But not this lucky dog.

Ludivane, a two-year-old bloodhound from a small Alabama town, went out for a walk and casually ended up running a half marathon. What’s even more impressive though, is that Ludivane ended up finishing the race in 7th place!


Her time? An impressive one hour and 32 minutes! A time most of us would probably need to spend weeks training for…

“She’s laid back and friendly, so I can’t believe she ran the whole half marathon because she’s actually really lazy,” says owner April Hamlin.

Don’t we all wish it were that easy?!

The competitive pup’s time was honored by the Elkmont Run Club, who draped a medal over her floppy brown ears at the finish line. Congrats, Ludivane!

Dogging runners' footsteps, bloodhound finishes 7th in Alabama half-marathon

Share Ludivane’s awesome win with your run group! Looks like this might be the partner we need to help reach our PR next time.