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Little dog battles for lead at NCAA cross-country regional meet (video)

Australian Cross Country Championships

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 29: Competitors run in the Mens 12k Run CC Open race during the Australian Cross Country Championships at Moonee Valley Racecourse on August 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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Nobody on two legs went out with Cal Poly’s Swarnjit Boyal at the NCAA West Region cross-country championships on Friday.

So it must have been to Boyal’s surprise when he saw a rival nip at his heels in Sacramento.

A small dog kept up with Boyal for at least a small stretch of the 10km course. Boyal eventually fell back and placed 51st out of 193 finishers.

No split times were available for the dog.

VIDEO: NCAA runner dragged to finish line by opponents