By KERRY BYRNES/Montana State News
The racers picked their lines.
Two inches of fresh powder covered the course as a nearby thermometer read 20 degrees. Though the sky remained gray with the prospect of more snow, visibility at the starting line proved excellent. The competitors yipped excitedly as they prepared to race under perfect conditions.
The race official raised a megaphone to her lips.
“Three, two, one: Corgis run!”
In an instant, seven corgis tore across the field at mach speed. For four seconds, spectators watched from behind a fence as a mob of tan, white and black bodies bounded through the snow. The dogs ran so fast that their owners could barely discern which belonged to whom.
Reaching the finish line first was Tulip, a tri-colored corgi sporting a purple scarf around her neck. Many owners chose to outfit their corgis with some sort of scarf or sweater, in an effort to keep track of their dog in a sea of 70 near identical canines. More