Dog “Wins” High School Relay Race After Breaking Loose And Joining The Meet

A pet dog broke loose from the crowd a won a high school relay race in Utah, stealing the crowd.

According to Fox 29, the hilarious moment unfolded at the 2021 Grizzly Invitational in Logan, Utah.

Photo: YouTube/Guardian Sport

A video captured the moment and shows competitors racing the home stretch of a 4X200 meter relay race. Athlete Gracie Laney is taking the lead, and as she approaches the finish line the crowd erupts – but it’s not for her. It’s for the dog that unexpectedly joined the race behind her.

The dog, Holly, raced past student-athletes and began gaining ground on Laney. In the end, she pushed ahead of the runner and won the relay race, nearly tripping Laney in the process.

Photo: YouTube/Guardian Sport

In an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, Laney recalled the moment she felt the dog gaining on her.

She said, “I’d say probably about the 50-meters [mark], I could feel something coming on me, and I thought it was a person. I thought it was the runner. And then I kind of realized that it was really small.”

Photo: YouTube/Guardian Sport

It must’ve been quite a shock to realize it wasn’t a runner at all, but a dog!

You can watch the moment for yourself in the video below:

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