Perhaps I should have checked out the mouse before making this decision. The mice each spent time right before their race in a small cage with a wheel so they could "warm up" for the race.
Winner spent his time sleeping.
Still, he turned out to be quite a fast runner. If only he hadn't had so much trouble with the hurdles. I recorded the race on video so you could see the results yourself. That's Winner in lane four.
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Even if Winner wasn't the big winner, the important thing was that everyone had a great time and we raised money for three rescue groups at the same time!