Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray crossed the finish line in the dark

McGillivray doesn’t run the course until the race is over.

Race Director Dave McGillivray looks on from the platform at the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Race Director Dave McGillivray looks on from the platform at the start of the 2017 Boston Marathon in Hopkinton. –Mary Schwalm / AP

Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray crossed the finish line of his 45th marathon in the city in the dark on Marathon Monday.

This is the 30th time McGillivray has headed to start line in Hopkinton after the race is over to run the 26.2-mile course in the dark.

On Monday, he crossed the finish line just after 10 p.m.

McGillivray told the Associated Press that he doesn’t miss out on the iconic atmosphere of the Boston Marathon even though he runs after all the cheering crowds have departed.

“I ride a lead motorcycle during the race, so I still experience all of that,”he said. “Then I store it in my head and when I run at night, I just pretend like it’s still all happening to me.”

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