Runner Khemjira Klongsanun was seven miles into the Chomebueng marathon in Thailand, when she saw runners dodging a puppy. Klongsanun stopped and attempted to coax the trembling puppy over to her.
With no houses around, the runner concluded the pup must have been abandoned. So rather than leaving it behind, she carried it for the next 19-miles, crossing the finish line with pup in hand.
The story didn't end there. Klongsanun appealed for the owner of the puppy to come forward and no one did so instead of giving it up, she adopted the pup on her own!
Now named Chombueng after the marathon, he happily lives with the runner and her other two dogs.