Duck Runs Marathon, Gets Medal At Finish Line In Adorable Vid

Ashley Hunte
A white duck standing on grass.
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Here's something I never thought I'd have to ask: Have you ever seen a duck run a marathon? Even if the answer is somehow yes, you aren't going to want to miss this.

In case you haven't already guessed, yes, this one is about a marathon-running superstar duck. It's exactly as adorably wholesome as it sounds.

Meet Wrinkle the duck.

Wrinkle is a pretty famous duck. Over on Instagram, she has over 600k followers. She's also kind of known for running marathons here and there. Last year, she ran the New York Marathon, making quite the splash.

This May, she tried her hand at the Long Island Marathon.

The marathon, which happened earlier this month, let the famous duck run alongside her mom and dad, Justin and Joyce. From the looks of it, Wrinkle seemed to have a lot of fun.

She ran with her signature pink shoes.

The booties were made by her parents, and give her little feet some comfort. She is, after all, running a pretty long distance. At least, for a duck it's a long distance.

A full kilometer, to be exact.

Wrinkle took place in the 1-kilometer kids' run stopping every now and then to get a bill-full of water. Staying hydrated is important for any athlete, whether they're a human or a bird.

You can check out the video of Wrinkle running the marathon right here!

Over the course of three minutes, we watch Wrinkle waddle her way from the start to the finish line. And I have to say, the whole thing is pretty adorable.

The best part is that Wrinkle finished!

Just look at her go! I'm sure her parents are as proud of her running her very first 1-K marathon as the rest of the internet. Like, how could they not be?

According to her Instagram, it was a lot of work.

In a caption for her post, Wrinkle wrote that it was a very fun experience, but it was also a lot of work. Sounds like the typical marathon experience to me.

She also has a personal best.

In the Instagram post, Wrinkle also wrote, "My pace / speed was 18.08 min /km, not sure if it’s good or bad, but I finished the race, and that’s all it matters!"

I'm not really sure if that's good or bad, either.

I mean, as far as ducks go, she's probably the only one to run this marathon at least. So it's got to be an all-time duck record. Which is really good!

I think we could all learn a thing or two from Wrinkle.

She worked hard, stayed hydrated, and didn't give up. I don't know about you, but Wrinkle kind of feels like a role model to me.

And, like, that waddle is just too cute.