Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sights from Marathon Monday

The city was abuzz with tourists, runners, and their families this past weekend, as everyone gathered for the 115th annual Boston Marathon. It is the oldest annual city race in the world and attracts some 500,000 spectators along the route. (To give some perspective, the entire population of Boston proper stands at just over 617,000.) Over 20,000 runners participate every year, making this one major event for this city.

Dan and I decided to join in the fun and headed down to Kenmore Square to walk along the last mile of the route. The streets were crowded with people everywhere, but an overwhelmingly positive atmosphere was present everywhere. Check out some of the things we saw.

 The crowd on Boylston Street

 After crossing the finish line, runners were draped in thermal wraps and given a bag of food to help replenish their systems.

 Near the Prudential center

These two guys were dressed as Solo cups.

On our way back home, we decided to take the Green Line. There was a "medical situation" and the whole station at Hynes Convention Center was backed up and filled with trains.

So there you have it, folks, scenes from Marathon Monday, even though its Wednesday.

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