The man who was photographed Tuesday shoveling the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday was identified Wednesday afternoon.
While the blizzard continued and historic amounts of snow blanketed the city in Boston Tuesday, Boylston Street in Boston was quiet as a travel ban kept cars off the major street. Then Tuesday afternoon a ribbon of bright yellow and blue emerged as a man uncovered the finish line, hidden underneath inches of snow.
Kelsey Karkos, a local woman who snapped a close-up picture of the man as he shoveled, said she walked up to him while he was shoveling the sidewalk nearby.
"He saw she me looking for the finish line while he was shoveling the sidewalk," Karkos said in a comment online. "He knew exactly what I was looking for and came over to help me! Such a great person with Boston spirit during the blizzard!"
She said she did not know the man, nor know his name.
Karkos posted the photo to Instagram, and wrote that the man shoveled the finish line "to remind us why we go out there and run every day even in the blizzard!"
Another person, Philip Hillman, took a photo of the unknown man from out a window of a building overlooking the finish line as he finished shoveling.
As people tried to identify the man, people began retweeting Hillman's photos of him in the act, sparking a hashtag on Twitter - #WhoShoveledTheFinishLine.
After FOX 25 posted this story online Wednesday, a manager at Back Bay Social Club, a restaurant and bar located on Boylston near the finish line, contacted us and said one of their bartenders, a man named Chris Laudani, was responsible for the shoveling.
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