Run, Dozer, run!
A dog named Dozer, who escaped from his owners' yard, surprised them by going on to run most of the Maryland Half Marathon before returning.
The 3-year-old goldendoodle apparently joined runners at mile 5 of the marathon in Howard County on May 15. Runners reported seeing him at several points along the race, and there's video of him crossing the finish line at 2 hours and 14 minutes.
He then found his way home, dog tired. Race officials later honored him with a medal.
Video of him crossing the finish line has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube.
Though he was a late entrant, Dozer's family set up a fundraising page to benefit the race's beneficiary, the University of Maryland's Greenbaum Cancer Center. He has raised more than $13,000.