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Dave McGillivray runs Marathon course

Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray completed his annual run on the historic course early Friday afternoon, making his way down Boylston Street around 1:20 p.m.

Traditionally, McGillivray, 58, runs the marathon route after the masses on Patriots Day. But the bombings meant McGillivray needed to postpone this year. The run on Friday marked the 41st time McGillivray had finished the Boston Marathon. The last 25 years he has covered the course after handling his responsibilities as race director. The run brought some closure to McGillivray in the wake of the bombings.

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“Many of you friends have been asking, so I wanted to let you know that today I, along with my friend Josh Nemzer, snuck out and ran the marathon course,” wrote McGillivray on his Facebook page. “It was a strong but a ‘reflective’ and personal run. Our two sons also joined us as our support crew (Ryan M. and Aaron N.) . . . It was very special to have them with us.”

McGillivray listed his finish time as 11 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes.

Shira Springer can be reached at springer@globe.com.
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