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This Stray Dog Followed An Extreme Sports Team All The Way To The End Of Their Race For A Better Life


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Deep in the Ecuadorian rain forest, four Swedish athletes competing in the Adventure Racing World Championship were sitting down for a meal when they were approached by a stray dog.

Krister Goransson / Via Facebook: peakperformanceadventureracingteam

They were entering the final stages of the gruelling race and about to trek dozens of miles through the jungle.


Towards the end they realised they had to leave Arthur on the river bank since they were canoeing. But he dived in and followed them, so they hauled him aboard.

Krister Goransson / Via Facebook: peakperformanceadventureracingteam

Mikael Lindord, team captain, said: “He was kind of in the way during the whole paddle and we had to find different paddling techniques to not kick him off board. A few times he jumped into the water and took a swim, and then he crawled back up again and was freezing so he got to wear our jackets.”


In a Facebook post Lindord wrote that he "almost cried in front of the computer, when receiving the decision [to allow him to adopt] from Jordbruksverket [the Board of Agriculture] in Sweden."

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