Team USA’s Olympic Runners Have Crazy-Cute Pets

by Z Living Contributor

Recently, Runner's World did the world some good by going through all of the Olympic Athlete's Instagram accounts and digging up photos of USA runners with their adorable pets. Not only are the pics crazy cute, but they also offer a glimpse into the lives of these athletes beyond their Rio heroics. 

Check out some of the highlights below:  

Emma Coburn and Her Pup Arthur 

In May, Coburn set the American record in the 3,000m steeplechase, and now she is the first female from the United States to win an Olympic steeplechase medal. When she’s not making history, Coburn takes scenic walks with her pup in Boulder, Colorado. image @emmacoburn

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Brianna Rollins and Her Pup Murphy

Brianna Rollins won the 100m hurdles at the Olympic trials, and has recorded some of the fastest runs in the history of the event. Set to make her Rio-debut this week, Rollins is likely to sprint right past the finish line and on home to her cuddle-buddy, Murphy. image @brirollin

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Marvin Bracy and His Dog Skylar

Former superstar wide receiver for the Florida State Seminoles, Marvin Bracy is now making waves as a sprinter for Team USA. When he’s on the road running track, Bracy often yearns to reunite with his pooch Skylar. 

image @braceyaself

Shelby Houlihan and Her Cat Miko

Shelby Houlihan is an American middle distance runner who placed second in the 5,000 meter at the Olympic Trials. During the holidays, she enjoys dressing her cat Miko up in homemade duds. image @shelbo800
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Donn Cabral and His Hamster Addison

Donn first met Addison while running. The hamster was in a litter that had been abandoned and the steeplechase-medal contender saved her. There are rumors circulating the Olympic Village that Cabral brought his furry friend to Brazil for good luck. image @donncabral

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