RATACHBURI – A Thai woman running in a marathon in central Thailand came across a lost puppy and ended up carrying the dog while running the last 19 miles of the race.
Khemjira Klongsanun, 43, said she was 7 miles into the Chombueng Marathon in Ratchaburi when she noticed the runners ahead of her were size-stepping something in the road.
Klongsanun said she stopped and coaxed the young pup over to her, wrapping it in her towel to shield it from the sun.
”It seemed to me that this little guy was lost. There were no houses, no other dogs, or no people around. So, I picked up the puppy, if only to take him out of the unsafe environment,” the runner said.
“Running almost 20 miles carrying dog was truly a challenge. It was two times tiring than a normal marathon but I did it anyway just because he is adorable.
“It took a lot of time to take the new dog for checkups, vaccinations, and treatments but I’m glad to save him and willing to have him with other dog members in the family.
“It might take a while for him to adapt himself. But Chombueng is a very smart boy. I’m sure he is going to be happy living with us.”