A dog which escaped from his owners’ garden and found himself accidentally completing a half marathon has ended up raising £8,100 for charity.
As the Maryland Half Marathon passed by his home in Howard County, Dozer the dog somehow managed to escape from the property and join in the fun.
After being spotted at several points along the race route, the then mystery pooch was filmed crossing the finish line with a time of two hours and 14 minutes.
Determined Dozer then managed to find his own way home, where his owners realised their pooch was the one they’d heard about running the race and contacted officials.
Race organisers later decided to reward Dozer by presenting him with a race finisher’s medal (and some dog treats) — despite the fact he had not registered to enter the event and no-one is sure he’d run the entire route.
by Arf the Dog