Indiana dog that crashed half-marathon gets medal

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Kim Arney, of Evansville, Ind., right, poses with Boogie, an 8-year-old chocolate Labrador owned by Jerry Butts, center, outside the Downtown YMCA after awarding him his medal for finishing Saturday's Evansville Half Marathon. (AP Photo/Courier & Press, Denny Simmons)

Kim Arney, of Evansville, Ind., right, poses with Boogie, an 8-year-old chocolate Labrador owned by Jerry Butts, center, outside the Downtown YMCA after awarding him his medal for finishing Saturday’s Evansville Half Marathon. (AP Photo/Courier & Press, Denny Simmons)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana dog who 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.

Owner Jerry Butts tells the Evansville Courier & Press that the 100-pound dog slipped his leash Friday night. It was his fourth escape.

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. (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. (AP Photo/Courier & Press, Denny Simmons)

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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