Rob Cressen, 33, of Red Bank, N.J., tried to relax before the race. Rob has run the Jersey Shore Marathon, but this is his first Boston Marathon. “I’m a nervous wreck,” he said. “It’s like the World Series of marathons.' His wife and friends will be watching from the sidelines.
Getting ready for the marathon
Rob Cressen, 33, of Red Bank, N.J., tried to relax before the race. Rob has run the Jersey Shore Marathon, but this is his first Boston Marathon. “I’m a nervous wreck,” he said. “It’s like the World Series of marathons." His wife and friends will be watching from the sidelines.
(Boston.com photo / Scott LaPierre)