BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans is gearing up to run this year’s Boston Marathon.
The commissioner spoke to Runner’s World about his plans to run the 120th Boston Marathon, which would be his 50th race.READ MORE: Northeastern Rowing Team Rescues Man After Car Crashes Into Charles River
He told the publication that his busy schedule and the nature of his job often gets in the way of his love of running. For the last two years, he skipped the marathon in order to fully focus his attention on security for the event.
“People always say to me, ‘I don’t know how you do your job.’ Well, the secret for me is just making sure I get my run in every day. I can basically conquer anything, as far as I’m concerned, as long as I get my run in,” Evans told Runner’s World.READ MORE: Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $545M For Monday Drawing
Since the Boston Marathon Bombings, Evans has run on Team MR8, the Martin Richard Foundation’s running team, in every marathon in which he’s participated.
“I’m very proud that the family includes me in running in their club,” Evans told Runner’s World. “It’s a good way to remember Martin. I think he’ll always be special in this city.”MORE NEWS: 'It Was Shocking': American Flag Stolen From Pulaski Park In Boston
Evans ran his 49th marathon in Houston last month. The 120th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18.