Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his furry running companion

Mark Zuckerberg has announced 2016 as the Year of Running and he's being accompanied by his four-legged companion on many of his runs.

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
Photo: Mark Zuckerberg via Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of the social media platform Facebook and one of the world’s richest people, announced 2016 as the Year of Running encouraging people to run one-mile (1.6K) per day.

Zuckerberg is bringing Beast, a Hungarian sheepdog, on his runs now. Beast is a Puli, a breed commonly recognized for having a fur coat similar to dreadlocks. In this particular photo, Zuckerberg’s companion looks like the end of a mop.

The 31-year-old captioned the photo: “My running buddy, 36 miles and one month into a Year of Running.”

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Zuckerberg completed 57 kilometres in January and is encouraging people to run 365 miles (587 kilometres) in 2016, despite it being a leap year with 366 days. The man behind Facebook lives in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Yesterday, Feb. 4, marked Facebook’s 12th birthday. The biographical movie The Social Network is based off Zuckerberg.

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This is what Beast looks like from the front:

He’s baaaack!

A photo posted by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on

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