Local residents in the small town of Elkmont, Alabama, US, never thought such a day would arrive! With just under 500 residents in total, everyone knows everyone. So they even knowLudivane, this female Bloodhoundwho lives with her human: April Hamlin.
On 16th January, a half-marathon took place in Alabama, and it was called theElkmont Half Marathon.That same morning, April let out her dog Ludivane so that the dogcould go about herbusiness. But somehow Ludivanemanaged to escape without April realising. She finally found her 13 miles away from home, a half-marathon away in fact...
Ludivane ended up following all the runners in the local half-marathon, meeting them at the start line and competing without a human or a leash. She finished in 7th place, the fastest female runner. And wow has she made history!
They set up the half-marathon to try and fundraise because our school system doesn’t have a ton of money for cross country. Because of this dog, they are getting so much publicity, and I think that’s the best part.