This is first marathon for Michael Welke, 37, from New London, Connecticut. He received an invitation to run from a friend who works at the Boston Athletic Association, the group which runs the Boston Marathon.
Loading the buses on Marathon Day
This is the first marathon for Michael Welke, 37, from New London, Conn. He received an invitation to run from a friend who works at the Boston Athletic Association, the group which runs the Boston Marathon.
(Boston.com Staff Photo / Adrienne Lavidor-Berman)