Boston Police Commissioner is the Marathon Man.

Boston Police Department
The Boston Police Commissioner has run the Boston marathon 18 times. He has been quoted as saying he has a daily 7 mile run. Is he worried about security after publicizing his routine?


The Boston marathon has ended this year. There was a sense of relief that the most excitement was the fact that the winner was an American for the first time since 1983. The Boston Police Commissioner , William Evans, is an avid runner who has run 35 marathons. For this year’s marathon instead of running with them, he was charged with making sure the runners were kept safe. In a recent interview he has been quoted as saying he runs a daily 7 mile run, getting up at 4:30 am. Brendan Spaar wonders if giving such details of your daily schedule could put a person in danger.  Evans is a 31 year veteran of the police force so he should be aware of varying routines. This is standard advice in self defense classes.

Brendan Spaar has been training 2-3 times a week to run since 2008.  A marathon is in his future but he hopes to run his next 5K race in 20:12 minutes.