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Runners stop for painting of marathon finish line

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The Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street is getting prepped for the race coming up in just a few weeks.

Boylston Street was recently repaved and because of that project, officials have to repaint the finish line, a simple mark on the street that's taken on so much significance.

Officials will be painting the street again for the actual marathon. The work on Tuesday morning is just a marking they use year around to indicate the finish line.

As they were getting under way, a group of runners led by former marathon winner Bill Rogers came back at part of a morning run.

“We looked over and saw they're doing the painting of the line, which I've never seen myself. This year's different. You know, there's a lot of intensity. A lot of intensity and I know so many people who are thinking of Patriots Day,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers said as a runner there's nothing more inspiring than turning the corner on Boylston and seeing that finish line. This year he said that finish line will serve as an inspiration for the world.

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