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1-year-old Maple crowned winning wiener in Cincy's Running of the Wieners

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 16:26:57-04

CINCINNATI — We have a top dog!

In his first-ever Running of the Wieners, 1-year-old Maple and owner Jake Sander snagged first place.

One hundred wiener dogs in hot dog costumes ran 10 heats Thursday afternoon to kick off Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

Watch the 2019 Running of the Wieners in the player below:

Maple comes from a family full of wiener dogs. He’s one of five in the Sander family, and he’s the fastest of the bunch.

“He’s got a thing for running and chasing people who are running away from him,” Sander said.

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Sander trained Maple by having him chase Sander’s brother, who is a cross country runner.

Asked if Maple would be back next year to defend the title, Sander said “absolutely.”

You go, Maple!