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posted: 10/19/2013 2:15 AM

Dog that crashed race dies a week later

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  • Boogie, a chocolate Labrador owned by Jerry Butts, outside the Downtown YMCA after he was awarded a medal for finishing Evansville Half Marathon in Evansville, Ind.

      Boogie, a chocolate Labrador owned by Jerry Butts, outside the Downtown YMCA after he was awarded a medal for finishing Evansville Half Marathon in Evansville, Ind.
    Associated Press/Oct. 7, 2013

 
Associated Press

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- A dog that became an Internet sensation after crashing an Indiana half marathon has died just a week after receiving a medal for completing the race.

The 100-pound chocolate Labrador retriever named Boogie ran most of the 13.1 miles in the Oct. 5 Evansville event after escaping his leash the night before. Owner Jerry Butts made an appointment for the dog to be neutered after the race to curb his wandering ways.

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The Evansville Courier & Press reports (http://bit.ly/16kYycp ) that Boogie died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack. He was 10.

Butts says on his Facebook page that the dog was a rascal and was "not being too shy to soak up the glory."

Boogie finished the race in 2 hours, 15 minutes.

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