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Meet Arthur the stray dog who followed an extreme sports team during a grueling 430-mile race through the Amazon rainforest and refused to leave their side until the finish.

Team Peak Performance sat down for a meal before a 20 mile trek in Ecuador when they saw a stray dog. The Swedish group was taking part in the Adventure Racing World Championship through the Amazon rain forest.

Mikael Lindnord fed the animal a meatball before the team carried on but the scruffy creature followed them. They tried to get rid of him, primarily for his own safety, but he refused to go, so he became a fifth team member!

The group of four decided to name him Arthur and have now adopted him and flown him back to Sweden. Lindnord said: ‘I came to Ecuador to win the World Championship. Instead, I got a new friend’

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