Dog who ran half-marathon dies

Boogie, an 8-year-old chocolate Labrador owned by Jerry Butts
Boogie was awarded a medal for finishing the Evansville Half Marathon.
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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.


A runaway dog named Boogie Butts received national attention earlier this month when he received a medal for completing the Evansville (Ind.) Half Marathon.

But sadly, on Wednesday, the 100-pound chocolate lab passed away, according to his family.

According to WFIE in Evansville, Boogie’s owners wrote on Facebook that the dog, who got off his leash and then ran the 13.1-mile race in 2 hours, 15 minutes, suffered a heart attack. He was 8 years old.

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