ON PATRIOTS' DAY, THE STARTING LINE FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON WAS PRACTICALLY EMPTY
In almost each car parked across Hopkinton's Echo Riverside park, blue markers were mounted, and many cop cars heavily guarded the neighborhood in hopes of avoiding outlaw athletes from starting their 26.2-mile jog from their normal location.
"No Spaces on Monday," stated a comment board about sunlight travel. "Tow Area." The city of Hopkinton and Boston President Marty Walsh had pleaded the 31,000 qualified runners to remain off from the path Monday with the race delayed till 14 September ..
It always seems that citizens have been listening.
"No riders, no fans, just eerie peace," stated Joe Lorenc, who has spent 32 years living in Hopkinton.
Many people avoided taking pictures of either the fading start of the race which this year has n't been remodeled again. Some sprinted along the pavement, 1 crying loudly, "I reside here! "As if he didn't flagrantly disregard the rules that make it obvious.
There has been at least 1 guy, who defied Walsh.
The guy, who requested to stay anonymous, reached the starting line around 4:50 a.m. Yet his wife and 3 children were met some Four hours and Twenty minutes later at the finishing line. He stated he understood that athletes were being told to keep off track.
Had policemen or authorities from the state confronted him, and told him to stop, the guy said that he would have agreed.
"I don't want to make any trouble," he stated. "It's a wonderful day for him. That's it."