Boston Marathon Finish Line Gets Touch-Up Ahead Of Monday's Race

(Chris Fama/WBZ NewsRadio)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — This year's Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street got a touch-up Monday morning, and WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama was there to get before and after photos.

Before:

 

And after:

 

Marathon preparations are underway, including the finishing touches being put on the Boston Marathon bombing memorial.

Construction Begins On Boston Marathon Bombing Memorials
Construction Begins On Boston Marathon Bombing Memorials
Mayor Marty Walsh said the memorials should be finished by the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon.

"There's more to see, there's more people, there's more noise, there's more going on," said one man who was walking through the now-busy area. "You have the bleachers in front of the public library that sort of remind you every time you walk outside. It's very visible."

The starting line was painted in Hopkinton on Monday:

Officials Mark Start Of Boston Marathon With Blue Lines
Officials Mark Start Of Boston Marathon With Blue Lines
Despite the rain, officials symbolically began a new tradition of painting three blue lines at the start of the route of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.

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WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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