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Dog awarded for completing half marathon

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Boogie sporting his new medal for completing the race. Boogie sporting his new medal for completing the race.
Boogie running the race on Saturday morning. Photo Courtesy: Greg Hall Boogie running the race on Saturday morning. Photo Courtesy: Greg Hall

Did you hear the one about the dog who finished a half marathon? 

It happened this weekend in Evansville.

That dog, Boogie, ran and completed the YMCA Half Marathon on Saturday morning. He met up with the runners just as the race started on Reitz Hill.

Evansville police say he's the world's first dog to complete a half marathon without assistance from a human. So, on Tuesday at the downtown YMCA, he was awarded a medal for his achievement.  

When Boogie crossed the finish line, though, no one knew who he belonged to. Police sent out an alert and many people began posting about him on Facebook.

It was only after his owner noticed he was missing and went looking for him at the animal shelter, that he found out about Boogie's big accomplishment.

Boogie's going to be taking it easy for a while. There's no word if he'll run the race again next year.

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