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article imageDog accidentally runs half marathon, raises $13,000 for charity

By Christopher Bates     Jun 27, 2011 in Internet
Partaking in marathons is a popular way to raise money for charity. So popular, a dog from Howard County, Maryland, decided to get involved.
As the marathon passed his house at the five-mile mark, Dozer escaped from his owner's yard and followed several keen participants.
The Goldendoodle was spotted at several points throughout the Maryland Half Marathon, before finishing the 13-mile race at an impressive time of two hours and 14 seconds.
Amazingly, Dozer then made his own way home, before his owners discovered that he was the very dog they'd been hearing about. After his owners contacted race officials, Dozer was rewarded with a medal and has even collected over 125,000 hits on YouTube.
Although Dozer wasn't officially registered to take part in the race, a fundraising page has been set up on his behalf. Thus far, $13,000 has been raised and will benefit the University of Maryland's Greenbaum Cancer Centre.
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