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Published:January 29th, 2016 11:58 EST

Sled Dog Wins Gold Medal Despite Poop Stop Just Before Finish Line

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Swedish sled dog was able to win a gold medal in the national championships despite taking time to relieve itself seconds before crossing the finish line.

Video posted to Instagram shows Norton the short-haired German pointer pulling owner Cajsa Grape to the side of the track just before completing the race.


`He really, really needed a poo,` Grape, 24, told The Local. `At first I tried to make him run, but I know that when he runs, he poos very quickly, and he was a long way ahead of the next racer, so I just let him do it. It was lucky that it wasn`t a neck-and-neck race.`"


When I take my pooch walking she poops at the most inopportune times, for example when I`m chatting with the attractive widow who lives at the end of my block. I always carry a pooper-scooper with me, but it`s still embarrassing when your dog craps on the front lawn of your neighbor.

I`ve learned that yelling, begging and pulling on her leash won`t stop my dog from pooping, when a dog has to go, he`s going to unload.

I can understand why the skier allowed her dog to relieve itself seconds before crossing the finish line of the National Championships.

All`s well that ends well, the skier and her canine partner won the gold medal.

Pic of pooch pooping seconds before finish line:

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Photo Credit: Wikipedia