Friday, February 06, 2015

Mini Dachshund runs a marathon 26.2 miles

Yes you read that right! My dachshund TruMan all 9 pounds of him ,ran a marathon on a gravel trail in 6:17.
He ran and raised money for a Doxie named Sunshine that was abandoned in the cold and snow near a dumpster she is being helped by KARF a senior dog rescue Kentucky. She is in the hospital and has fought for her life. TruMan raised $807.00 to help with her medical bills. She is doing much better and seems to be getting better everyday.


He could of run it faster but his pacer me ,was slow from running the 50k the day before and Coldwater rumble 100, 5 days before .

He was so strong and never slowed down I was the one who was slow.
Just because a Doxie is small does not mean they can't do epic shit. 
TruMan has come a long way in two years since i fostered him and adopted him. He could not walk around the block because he was afraid of the world .
Now he's running wilderness trails with me.
He is my inspiration , he has taught me that having short legs means nothing overcoming all obstacles is in our mind.
I hope he can motivate you to get out and run. The DirtDoxie is amazing!!

9 comments:

marian said...

he truly is amazing! and he raised money to help his friend sunshine.

Snakebite said...

Great post, Catra. Way to go - both of you!

Bugsy said...

Wheee go Truman! Great job both of you :)

Berry said...

Paw-some Job TruMan! Love you..forgive your slow pacer. ..hahaha!

Old Runningfox. said...


Love that Catra, great story, and good old Truman for showing you how to run....

Craig said...

Very insperational. I had dachshunds growing up. Took him hiking and he scraped up his chest, but he never stopped. Did TruMan medal ?

Unknown said...

Amazing both of you!!! With hearts so big you can do anything, congratulations and keep up the great work!

Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner.com said...

That's so amazing. I hike with my Dachshunds all of the time and recently hiked 30 miles in 3 days with my little dapple girl. They run with me from time to time too. I never thought they could run a marathon though! Way to go you guys and yay for raising so much money to help Sunshine.

I will be featuring your story on my blog today.

Rebekah @ Run Away From Zombies said...

Wow, way to go guys! When I first took my doxie running, she sprinted with tail tucked. She thought we were being chased!