BOSTON (AP) – Boston’s top cop has completed his first marathon since the 2013 bombings.
Police Commissioner William Evans returned to the storied marathon for the first time as a runner Monday. He crossed the finish line with a time of about 3 hours and 50 minutes.
It was Evan’s 19th time completing the race and his 52nd overall marathon.
Evans has been the city’s police commissioner since 2014.
He had just completed the Boston Marathon in 2013 when two pressure cooker bombs detonated near the finish line, killing three people and injuring hundreds more. Evans played critical roles in the initial response, investigation and ensuing manhunt for the bombers.
Evan said Monday he was running in part to show people the race was “back to normal.”
“If I can come back,” Evans said, “everyone can.”
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