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Dog that crashed half marathon in Indiana wins a medal - and an appointment with a vet

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This article was published 8/10/2013 (1359 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - An Indiana dog that became an Internet sensation after crashing a half marathon has won a medal — and an appointment with a veterinarian to nip his wandering ways in the bud.

The chocolate Labrador retriever named Boogie ran most of the 13.1 miles in Saturday's Evansville event and then was taken to Animal Control.

This Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 photo shows Boogie, an 8-year-old chocolate Labrador owned by Jerry Butts, outside the Downtown YMCA after he was awarded a medal for finishing Saturday's Evansville Half Marathon. Butts says the dog slipped his leash Friday night. He finished the race in two hours and fifteen minutes, now has a microchip and an appointment to be neutered. (AP Photo/Courier & Press, Denny Simmons)

This Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 photo shows Boogie, an 8-year-old chocolate Labrador owned by Jerry Butts, outside the Downtown YMCA after he was awarded a medal for finishing Saturday's Evansville Half Marathon. Butts says the dog slipped his leash Friday night. He finished the race in two hours and fifteen minutes, now has a microchip and an appointment to be neutered. (AP Photo/Courier & Press, Denny Simmons)

Owner Jerry Butts tells the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/17dIIR1 ) that the 100-pound dog slipped his leash Friday night. It was his fourth escape.

Butts says Boogie now has a microchip and an appointment to be neutered.

Boogie finished the race in 2 hours, 15 minutes. That's better than more than half of the race's participants.

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Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com

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