The Boston Marathon finish line was visible after a snowstorm Tuesday thanks to an Ironman triathlete who shoveled the area on Boylston Street, according to Boston reports.
“I only did it to send a message,” said shoveler and local bartender Chris Laudani, according to Boston magazine. “I love the Boston Marathon and everything it stands for, the finish line doesn’t deserve to be covered in snow.
“I think it’s cool that so many people feel the same way, but I saw the word ‘hero’ being tossed around and that I don’t like. I’m no hero, I’m just a nut who loves the marathon. The real heroes are the people who were out there clearing the streets and sidewalks, the [Boston Police Department], and the [Boston Fire Department] who risk their lives every day to keep people safe.”
Laudani, who finished the 2013 Lake Placid Ironman in 15 hours, 20 minutes, 36 seconds and the 2011 Boston Marathon in 5:41:15, might not have been the only person to shovel the finish line of the world’s oldest annual 26.2-mile race.