|This puppy ran around 37 miles a day!!! The team gave her food and water along the way, |
and occasionally helped him out with a ride on one of their bicycles.
The small dog began her journey on May 4th, after Xiao Yong, a college student from Wuhan province, fed her a drumstick, according to NDTV. The dog, nicknamed Xiao Sa, or “Little Sa” ran alongside the cyclists the whole way, showing more endurance than even some of the athletes, who stopped at some points to ride a bus instead of bike.
Xiao Yong, who now owns Xiao Sa, stated:
“At first we didn’t consider keeping it and thought it just wanted to follow us for a while. But it showed a very strong willpower and followed us all the way here. There is a steep downhill slope in Litang, so to make it easier we made a cage for it.”
The Telegraph reported that some fans even nicknamed her “Forrest Gump” after Tom Hank’s character that ran for months in the movie “Forrest Gump.”
Xiao Sa in her new home.