Commissioner Evans talks daily runs, marathon plans - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Commissioner Evans talks daily runs, marathon plans

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Police Commissioner William Evans starts every day at 5:00 a.m. with seven-mile runs. On weekends, he hits closer to 20 miles.

"Me and my pal were running and he came up with the idea that he wanted to touch every part of the city," Evans told 7News' Kayna Whitworth, who joined him on a daily run and spoke with him about this year's Boston Marathon.

The 55-year-old Evans is always marathon ready.

"I've always said: 'If I get my run in in the morning, nothing I can't conquer during the day.' I dont care how difficult the day is."

In his line of work, he faces more challenges than most, so he has to be ready for the job as well.

"I like to say I'm on patrol you know stalking the city on those early morning runs."

Last year, the then police superintendent was going home to change when he heard about the bombings at the marathon finish line.

"The whole way there hoping it wasn't true, that maybe it was a transformer, but when I got onto Boylston it became very clear to me that our city had been attacked," he said.

The Boston Police Department ended up working over 102 hours the week following the bombing.

This year, while he was registered in the marathon, he will not be running, instead focusing on patrolling the course.

"Setting out to help the people of Boston take this day, this Marathon Monday back."
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