Good Dog! Pup Gets Medal For Running Half-Marathon

Boogie ran all by himself

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This dog can run.

Boogie, a pup in Evansville, Ill., met up with the with the runners of a local half-marathon Saturday morning and ran the whole race, NBC 14 reports. Nobody was waiting for Boogie at the finish line with a Gatorade and a sweaty hug. That’s because Boogie’s owner didn’t even know he was running the race, and only found out later when he retrieved his missing dog from a shelter.

The local YMCA awarded Boogie a medal on Monday to commemorate his accomplishment as, according to local police at least, the first dog ever to run a half-marathon without human assistance.

Boogie didn’t comment on his historic feat.

[NBC 14]

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Librarian_chic
Librarian_chic

Just so you know, this was in Evansville, Indiana, not Evansville, Illinois.