Sports and fitness will rule the day for some people. This surely holds true for The “Boston Shoveler”. In January, there was a mystery man who cleared the Boston Marathon finish line during a blizzard. Later identified, the local bartender holds the Boston Marathon dear to his heart as he runs it every year and has a personal connection. Chris Laudani couldn’t bear to see the finish line covered with snow, so he shoveled it off.
Marathon sponsor, adidas offered Laudani entry to the 2015 race and laced him up with the Ultra Boost. Marathon Monday came and Laudani finished the race once again. This time he completed the feat with his brother with a time of 4:24:30.
Chris Laudani, the man who rose to fame after he shoveled the Boston Marathon finishline this winter, crossed that same finishline today as a guest of official race partner adidas with his brother Greg wearing adidas Ultra Boost in 4:24:30.
adidas and Boston graffiti artist, Percy Fortini-Wright, reimagined Chris’ now iconic image as one of five memorable moments in Boston Marathon history. Works of art are available here by live auction on Paddle8 to benefit The One Fund Center.