Dozens of Dachshunds Race in DC’s Wiener 500

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After coming in second when she raced at last year's Wiener 500, Violet is proving she's serious with her dragon outfit. "She's super fast, but she got distracted last year," says her owner and trainer Mike Roscitt.
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Vivi (L) and Oliver (R) walk with their owner, Jacqueline Peterson, as they prepare to race against each other.
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Vivi and Oliver are rookies, Peterson says.
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Despite overcast skies, many dog lovers and owners came out for the race.
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Owners and friends encourage their dogs during the first race of the day.
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One long-haired pooch is making its way toward the finish line.
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Skylyn, 18 months, hangs out in her stroller with Dachshund pup Wolfe and Lula, a trained race dog.
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Gretchen rests up before her big race. Her owner, Larysa Kautz, says Gretchen has been racing for five years.
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Dog owners get ready to cheer on their pups at the finish line during the second heat.
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Schatzi relaxes after winning the second heat. Her mom, Jill DeWitt, says the English cream long-haired Dachshund's name means "little treasure" in German.
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