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Berlin pug race crowns triple victor

August 19, 2018

Emma has been described as the Usain Bolt of pugs, or even the FC Bayern. All we know is this bundle of cuteness can run.

A pug stands at the 9th International Pug Meeting
Image: picture-alliance/dpa/P.Zinken

Dozens of dogs took part in Berlin's international pug race on Saturday, but none could beat the reigning champion.

Emma from Hermsdorf won the 50-meter (164-foot) race for the third time in a row with an impressive 5.866 seconds.

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The 4-1/2-year-old dog beat 70 other pooches to take gold. She has been described as both the Usain Bolt of pugs and even the FC Bayern of the pug sporting world.

Her owner was proud of the victory, saying she wanted to demonstrate that pugs are agile animals.

As a reward for the hat-trick victory, Emma got a big blue pillow with a pug face.

More than 200 pugs attended the event.

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