BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Athletic Association issued an apology following the Men’s Wheelchair Award Ceremony. The American flag was placed on the ground during the ceremony, according to WBZ-TV.
“We are reviewing our Awards protocol to ensure that this does not happen again,” B.A.A. Chief Operating Officer Jack Fleming said in a statement. “Our flag is a symbol of freedom, unity, and community spirit — all of which are virtues that the Boston Athletic Association supports.”
Daniel Romanchuk won the men’s push-rim wheelchair race at the 2019 Boston Marathon with a time of 1:21:36. He is the first American to win since 1993.
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