Don't Run The Boston Marathon Route On Monday, Mayor Walsh Says

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Governor Baker is bring in a briefing this afternoon lamenting that this weekend is normally one of the most exciting for Boston it was a typical year it was around this time of year would all be well underway with the final preparations to welcome thousands of runners to the state would be participating in the Boston Marathon on patriots day this year while the right race will not be taking place on Monday the sentiment I think we all feel here in Massachusetts on marathon Monday remains true and that's the Massachusetts is strong we are resilient and we can run any marathon anybody wants us to run but he echoed a similar request that we've also heard from organizers the town of Hopkinton and the folks who reside at the marathon starting line it came as quite a blow to the folks of Hopkinton when the decision was made to postpone this year's Boston Marathon absolutely disappointing and on a personal level two for select board vice chair John Katina right guard is running her first Boston and was devastated that was postponed but times being what they are he understands and asked people not together or run the marathon route in Hopkinton on Monday the people that we serve it just like the people of our great nation are you know really comes down to safety safety safety because when we emerge on the other side of the peak the race will be much sweeter Boston Marathon day on September fourteenth it's going to be bigger and better all this pent up energy that people have it's gonna be even better than the other twenty fourth would have

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