Boston Police Commissioner William Evans Completes his 20th Boston Marathon in a Time of 4 Hours 21 Minutes:
Congratulations to all who completed this year’s Boston Marathon, in particular, Boston’s Top Cop, Police Commissioner William Evans. In conditions described as the toughest and most challenging he’s ever run in, today, Monday, April 16, 2018, Commissioner Evans, along with thousands of other runners somehow found a way to cross the finish line at the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon despite a cold, hard, heavy rain that made this year’s race one of the slowest in recent memory.
Heading into the race, forecasters predicted that the cold weather and driving rain would make this year’s race all the more challenging and trying. And, early on, Commissioner Evans realized that the foreboding forecast was right on the money. Said the Commissioner, “Five miles in, I had to stop because one of my shoes became untied. Only problem, my hands were so cold I couldn’t feel my fingers or grip my laces so I had to ask a spectator to tie my sneaker for me. It was that cold.”
Twenty-one miles later, Evans would complete the 53rd marathon of his long distance running career. As he crossed the finish line on Boylston Street, he immediately thought of his fellow runners. Said Evans, “Let me just say, finishing a Boston Marathon is a big deal. But, finishing it in the weather we had today makes it even bigger and more special. Anybody who finished today’s marathon earned it and should be really proud of what they accomplished.”
In other Boston Marathon related news, Desiree Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985. Meanwhile, on the men's side of the bracket, Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi took home top honors with a winning time of 2:10:46.