A sprint dog joined a high school relay race in Logan, Utah, and unleashed a victory from behind.
The dog hurtled down a grassy bank and began to overtake the human runners on the final stage of the 4X200 relay. But as the crowd cheered, the dog still had a long gap before catching lead runner Gracie Laney of Logan High School.
No problem. The little four-legged accelerated and passed Laney towards the finish, almost tripping her.
“At first I thought he was another runner and I was surprised because we had a pretty good lead,” Laney told KSL. “As I got closer, I thought, ‘It’s too small to be a person,’ then I noticed it was a dog.”
Laney said she was afraid of hurting herself and stepping on the dog with her spikes.
But she managed to anchor her team to a victory – at least among humans.
An athlete from another school said the dog, Holly, was family and freed from her parents, Yahoo reported.
“Who left the dog outside?” a YouTube commentator wrote.
“This dog deserves a d1 scholarship,” added another.
A viewer commenting on the Facebook clip of the Utah Fox 13 station run joked, “The dog must be DQ for cutting it lol.”
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