Jan 29, 2015

Picture of the Day: Never Finished

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Photograph by Philip L. Hillman

 

On Tuesday, a mystery Bostonian was spotted shovelling the snow off of the iconic Boston Marathon finish line. The city had just been hammered with over 24 inches (61 cm) of snow and Philip Hillman captured the pic above from the Charlesmark Hotel on Boylston street.

The mystery shoveller was soon identified as local bartender, Chris Laudani, who has completed the famed marathon five times; including the tragic 2013 race that saw two bombs detonated near the finish line.

Laudini calls it his “favorite spot in the city” and loves what the finish line represents to both the community of Bostonians and runners alike. He tells Fox News:

“It’s always there. Year round. They repaint it every year leading up to the marathon, and then they leave it there, all year so people can see it. It’s a really special place, not just because of everything that happened in 2013.”

 

This year’s Boston Marathon will be run on April 20th.

 

 

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