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Runner adopts rescue dog midway through marathon

Marathon runner with a puppy dog-happy
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A marathon runner in Bangkok, Thailand, has returned home with the ultimate prize: a puppy she rescued en-route to the finish line.

By G. John Cole , 6 Feb 2019

Khemjira Klongsanun had already run seven of the 26 miles required of her when she took the humanitarian measure that her preceding competitors had snubbed, scooping the rootless creature out of the path of her rivals’ pounding feet.

Medal of fluff

There were no houses nearby and it appeared the pup had been lost or abandoned. Klongasun proceeded to complete the remaining 19 miles of the course with the youngster in her arms.

“It seemed to me that this little guy was lost,” Klongasun told the press – as reported in Runner’s World.

“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.”

Upon finishing the race, the athlete and cynophilist put out a call for the owner of the pup to step forward. Despite the evident cuteness of the foundling, no claim was forthcoming.

Klongasun was only too willing to go the extra mile:

“It took a lot of time to take the new dog for checkups, vaccinations, and treatments,” she continues, “but I'm glad to save him and willing to have him with other dog members in the family.”

A home for a Chombueng

The lycra-wearing hero named her new adoptee Chombueng – the name of both the district and the marathon in which the rescue took place. Young Chombueng has become the third in a family of three dogs.

“It might take a while for him to adapt himself,” concludes Klongasun. “But Chombueng is a very smart boy. I'm sure he is going to be happy living with us.”

It just goes to prove the old adage that a good life is not about how many medals you have in your awards cabinet – it’s about the dogs you meet along the way.


เรื่องราวของการ วิ่งยังไง ให้ได้หมากลับบ้าน การวิ่ง 42 Km. จอมบึงมาราธอน 2019 อย่าลังเลที่จะช่วยใคร การช่วยเหลือผู้อื่น เป็นสิ่งนึงที่ช่วยขจัดกิเลสในตัวเรา ขอบคุณผู้ถ่ายคลิปนี้ไว้ได้ คุณ Noom Phuwis Lorkamnoed ผู้รับอุปการะสุนัข คุณ Polsin Sinsamoe‎

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