There are swarms of security and race workers on every corner here at the finish line and, while everyone's polite and helpful, there's so many bodies, it's like everyone's looking for something to do.
Deval Patrick (Globe File)
There's one security checkpoint outside the Copley Fairmont -- the media headquarters for the race -- where a group of workers are checking bags as those with finish line access make their way from behind the Boston Public Library.
One set of well dressed men approached and one raceworker quickly realized who was at the front of the pack and told them they could walk right through. Another raceworker, not seeing the exchange, began to chase after the group hoping to screen their bags.
"You can let him through," the first race worker hollered as the other began to give chase. "That's the governor!"
This being Boston, the last quote sounded more like "guvnah," but it got the point across as Deval Patrick and his entourage continued towards the finish line.
- Matt Pepin, Boston.com sports editor
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 15-time Boston qualifier who's completed 11 consecutive Boston Marathons and 23 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 12th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes