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Spencer The Boston Marathon Dog Returning To Support Runners Following Cancer Treatment

BOSTON (CBS) – Spencer, the 12-year-old golden retriever who has become a fan favorite along the Boston Marathon route, will be back on the course for this year's race after completing cancer treatment.

Spencer underwent surgery late last year to have a tumor and his spleen removed and was later diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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Spencer the Marathon Dog (Photo Via Rick Powers)

Despite the diagnosis, owner Rich Powers said this week that Spencer completed his chemotherapy and "is getting ready and giving it his all to be there again!"

Each year Spencer roots for runners along the marathon route in Ashland, about 2-3 miles into the course.

You can watch live coverage of the 126th Boston Marathon on WBZ-TV and CBS News Boston on Monday April 18, 2022.

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