EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE/CNN) - A dog in Indiana completed what some humans may be afraid to try.

Boogie the dog was awarded a medal Tuesday for completing a half marathon. He met up with runners at the race starting line in Evansville on Saturday, and just kept going.

When Boogie crossed the finished line no one knew who he belonged to. Police sent out an alert and many people began posting about him on Facebook.

It was only after his owner noticed he was missing and went looking for him at a local animal shelter that he found out about Boogie's big accomplishment.

"I found out later that, you know, he was all over Facebook that he'd run the marathon," said his owner, Jerry Butts.

Reporter: "Yeah. Can you believe that?"

"Nah. I have a hard time because that's keeping his attention for a long time. I think he stayed on the track the whole time," said Butts.

Evansville police say Boogie is the world's first dog to complete a half marathon without assistance from a human. His owner says he's going to be taking it easy for a while.

No word on if Boogie will run the race again next year.

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