'Marathon dog' receives kudos from Gov. Bentley

'Marathon dog' receives kudos from Gov. Bentley

ELKMONT, AL (WAFF) - Alabama's newest "top dog" has received a shout-out from none other than Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley tweeted out a congratulatory message to surprise marathon participant Ludivine on Monday.

The hound placed seventh in a marathon in Elkmont earlier this month, alongside guider John Elmore.

Canadian Running Magazine said Ludivine ran the entire race off-leash, finding her way to the start line after being let out to "do her business."

The story of Ludivine's run and photos posted on the Elkmont Half Marathon's Facebook page have been shared around the world.

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