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118th Boston Marathon

 

BOSTON (CBS) — Preparation is underway as the city gets set to mark a  year since the Marathon bombings.

On Tuesday, the city will pause and remember the victims and those injured.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

 

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This year’s Boston Marathon finish line was laid down across Boylston Street this morning as crews peeled away the backing and pressed the giant sticker onto the pavement.

“It’s just a special event for us and everybody,” said Ottavio Bolognese who has worked on the finish line for almost a decade.

Bolognese says this year’s job is extra special because he remembers the heartbreaking work last year of removing the finish line while Boylston Street remained a crime scene.

“It was really touching, it was tough to do that, because the remnants were still here but we got through it,” he said.

The line is being installed a week earlier than usual to be in place for events marking Tuesday’s one year anniversary of the bombings. The Billerica company that produced the line also recognizes the meaning this year.

“It’s special, very special, honor to be able to do this. Every year and especially this year,” Delmar Deutschmann of DGI-Invisuals said.

It’s the sign of triumph for thousands of marathon runners and this year, the finish line to a long journey for healing the city.

“It’s a tribute to do it, to honor the people who were  injured and passed,” Bolognese said.

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