Boston Marathon Mile Guide
Runners and spectators, follow these game plans to have the best Boston Marathon experience ever.
All is still on Marathon Monday morning. Once runners get off the bus in Hopkinton, there’s only way back: on foot.
In this tony suburb, it’s all about the “Scream Tunnel,” that infamous wall of sound created by the students at Wellesley College just before runners hit the halfway mark. Undergrads are known to dole out motivational kisses to exhausted marathoners, too.
The coeds that station themselves at the top of Heartbreak Hill know their beer-soaked enthusiasm gives runners a much-needed spike in adrenaline as they hit the Heights.
Expect ebullient Sox fans to pour out of Fenway just as the mid-pack of runners swarms Kenmore Square.
All eyes will be on Boylston Street, and there’s no better place to celebrate our resilience.
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