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Photos: Boston Marathon start line

by | Apr 15, 2023 | Featured, Featured: Features

As preparations continue at the start line area for Monday’s Boston Marathon, on Saturday there was a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. in recognition of One Boston Day and to honor those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013.

“Ten years ago, we came together as a nation sharing love, compassion and unbelievable strength in response to the tragedy at the Boston Marathon finish line,” Hopkinton Marathon Committee chair Dorothy Ferriter-Wallace shared. “Today we honor all those affected as we pause in remembrance and look towards the future with the enduring message of hope, love and resilience … Boston Strong!”

Marathon start line

Police cars block Main Street at the start line. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Marathon start line

Participants in the moment of silence hold up a sign recognizing One Boston Day. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Marathon start line

Police personnel stand at the start line. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Marathon start line

A tour group poses at the start line. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Marathon start line

Police Chief Joseph Bennett (left) discusses strategy. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Starter sculpture

Sculptor Michael Alfano polishes the statue of longtime Boston Marathon starter George Brown at the Town Common. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO


  1. Carol Brown

    When I was around 8 years old, I lived in Hopkinton! We lived next to a gas station on the corner of Main Street across from a storage building of some sort! At that the race started around a tree growing nursery on the way to Ashland! Then it started near the common which I used to walk through on the way to school! Then I believe the start was moved to the downtown area which I believe is where the gas station was by our house! I bet nothing downtown is the same! I would love to know if the house we lived in for four years is still there!

    • Filomena

      Hi, the start line is beside the town common. The house beside the gas station is still there! Tho a lot has changed in our town, it’s still a tight knit community. I hope this helped.

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