Watch Boston Police Officers Carry Marathon Runner across Finish Line

April 16, 2024
On a warm spring day that saw a high number of Boston Marathon participants in medical tents, four Boston police officers were needed to help one runner cross the race's finish line.

A warm spring day that was ideal for spectators proved to be less than ideal for some runners in Monday's 128th Boston Marathon.

Race officials told WBUR-TV that there were a high number of participants at medical tents along the race route suffering from heat-related cramps and nausea. According to the head of disaster and emergency planning for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the number of patients needing care is similar to the 2017 marathon, when temperatures were 73 degrees.

In one instance, video footage captured four Boston police officers helping a distressed runner complete the marathon. In the footage, the officers are able to carry him across the finish line, where race workers quickly come over to attend to him.

It's unclear what led to the runner needing help.

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Joe Vince

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