Start Me Up
At the first Boston Marathon an official scraped the heel of his shoe across the dirt road. Voila! There’s your starting line.
Today, Jacques Leduc paints the starting line. Born and bred in Hopkinton, LeDuc has been painting the starting line for years—and a few times he painted the finish line too!
LeDuc also paints a small crescent-shaped mark on the road next to the starting line, a special tribute to Race Director Dave McGillivray’s Moonlight run. The "Dave" image above was still at the starting line when I visited Hopkinton in February.
Read more about Jacques and his Boston Marathon artwork. Click here.