According to Monday's CBS 14 News, an Evansville, Ind., Labrador retriever, who escaped from his owner, had quite a weekend...
The dog, named "Boogie," slipped his leash and proceeded to join up with runners in a YMCA half marathon on Saturday morning. According to Evansville police, he is the first dog to ever run a half marathon without the help of a human counterpart.
Despite Boogie's exceptional accomplishment, the culmination of the race did not result in a canine massage and celebration - instead, animal control transported the tired, race-crasher to the pound.
Following the race, in an effort to find Boogie's owner, the Evansville Police posted the following comment, along with a photo of the tired pup, on their Facebook page:
Because he did not officially enter the race, we do not have his race times. However, we are confident he set a new course record for an unassisted dog.
Anyone who might recognize this champion runner is asked to help him get back home.
Boogie's guardian, Jerry Butts, eventually found the wayward Labrador at the animal shelter, and then, discovered what the dog had accomplished.
According to Nine News, race organizers wanted Boogie's efforts to be recognized and they awarded him with a medal at a special ceremony on Monday. According to the police department, rumor on the street suggests a "Team Boogie," entry for next year's race.
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