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THERE ARE ABOUT 117 VEHICLES THAT ESCORT RUNNERS IN THE BOSTON MARATHON. MEET THE MAN WHO DIRECTS THEM ALL

THERE ARE ABOUT 117 VEHICLES THAT ESCORT RUNNERS IN THE BOSTON MARATHON. MEET THE MAN WHO DIRECTS THEM ALL

BOSTON.COM

Thousands of people from around the world run the Boston Marathon each year.

But race director Dave McGillivray estimates there’s only a handful of people for whom the race course is as familiar as the back of their hands.

THE END OF AN ERA: MEET THE MAN WHO PAINTED THE STARTING LINE AT THE BOSTON MARATHON FOR 36 YEARS

THE END OF AN ERA: MEET THE MAN WHO PAINTED THE STARTING LINE AT THE BOSTON MARATHON FOR 36 YEARS

CBC RADIO

As the 122nd Boston Marathon gets underway on Monday, there will be something different about the start of the race.

That's because after 36 years, Jack LeDuc has officially retired from his yearly tradition of painting the marathon's iconic starting line.