Man who cleared snow from Boston Marathon finish line offered race spot
After the Boston area was hit with nearly two feet of snow on Tuesday, at least two people made sure the finish line of the Boston Marathon was visible for all to see.
The mystery shovelers took the time to clear off just the finish line from the street, with the rest of the road staying covered in snow from the blizzard. Buzzfeed reports that one of the shovelers was Chris Laudani, a bartender for Back Bay Social Club in Boston.
Everyone from Philip Hillman, an employee of the nearby Charlesmark Hotel who took the photos, to the Boston Police have been trying to find who performed the good deed. Hillman and his friends started the hashtag #whoshoveledthefinishline on social media to try to get an answer, according to Mashable.
Instagram posts found by Mashable show that there appear to be at least one other person besides Laudani who cleared the line:
A photo posted by kelsey karkos (@kelseykarkos) on
A photo posted by monkmpls (@monkmpls) on
After the act gained publicity, Adidas -- which sponsors the Boston Marathon -- decided to give Laudani a highly-coveted spot in the 2015 race, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell.
The 2015 Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 20.
- Jack Jorgensen