Credit: Associated Press

BAA Plans Boston Marathon Finish Line Makeover

April 21, 2017

Changes may be coming to the iconic finish line of the Boston Marathon in Copley Square. The Boston Athletic Association is in talks with the Boston Society of Architects and city officials to give the Boylston Street marathon finish site it's first update since 1986. "We want to bring Boston to the Boston Marathon. We're not going to drop Disney World on Boylston Street. It's going to be very consistent with what Boston's about," BAA spokesman Jack Fleming told WGBH News. Fleming said the idea behind the revamp is to give runners and spectators a finish line experience that highlights Boston's architecture. Fleming said the finish line will still be a temporary structure and is separate from the plans for memorials to the 2013 bombing victims. The idea is at a very early stage, with plans for a new finish line in place for the 125th running of the marathon in 2021.


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