A participant in a 30km marathon carried a puppy in her arms to save it

Do good and throw it in the water, Lemurov.net’s editorial staff recalls an old saying. If you do good deeds, you should do them selflessly, spontaneously, without expecting benefits and without complaining about difficulties. Recently, Thai amateur athlete Khemjira Klongsanun, a participant in the Chombueng Marathon in Ratchaburi, became such an example for the world. She had to walk most of the way with a puppy in her hands and we were very curious as to why she did it.

Hemjira is 43 years old, lives in Bangkok and already has two dogs — she knows firsthand the needs of pets. And even if she didn’t, who could resist a puppy’s pitiful gaze? The question is not how people react, but what they would do in such a situation. When Hemjira spotted a puppy on the side of the marathon route, she took it with her. But she didn’t leave the race — there was another 30 kilometers to go, which she ran with the dog in her hands.

The reason for such an act, she explains simply:

«I thought this little guy was going to die. There were no houses, no other dogs, no people around. So, I picked up a puppy, if only to get him out of a dangerous environment.»

According to marathon rules, no one intervened in the situation, although journalists and other runners showed interest in the unusual «traveler.»

Hemjira successfully completed the marathon, albeit with a lower score than she could have run without the burden in her hands. But it didn’t matter — after a series of vet exams and paperwork, she took the doggie home with her. It turned out that he was not a mongrel, but a very nice representative of the Thai Bangkwu or Bangkeu breed. The new owner decided to name him «Chombueng» — in honor of the place where the marathon was held.

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