On Saturday, October 5, 2,016 runners finished the 13.1 miles of the Evansville Half-Marathon. All but one had two legs.
Boogie Butts, andeight-year-old chocolate lab, has escaped from his leash the night before the race and managed to find his way onto the marathon course the next morning. He ran 13 miles, finishing with an approximate time of 2 hours and 15 minutes. He tied for 887th place with Kim Arney, who ran alongside the dog for the last three miles of the race. (Boogie Butts ran a 10:20 per mile pace.) He was awarded a medal for his efforts.
Boogie Butts passed away on the morning of October 16, 2013.