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Mayor of Running the Charles

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.

Running the Charles River
Atinuke O. Diver


So you ran around the Westie portion of the Charles to train for the Boston Marathon? What was that like?
Obviously, it was really hot, and when you make that turn coming up to the finish line, it's pretty momentous. You're so tired and hungry and thirsty that everything you eat in the next 24 hours tastes amazingly better than it usually would. Like, water tastes amazing. Crackers taste amazing.

You're probably good at chasing people. Had to chase anyone recently?
I haven't had to chase anyone down, thankfully. But I will say that the conditioning from running is helpful for quick pedestrian crossing situations. I'm very confident if I only have five seconds left to get across while the orange hand is taunting me, I can actually make it across the street without getting hit by an oncoming vehicle.

You're running in the same part of town where the Celtics play. So combine your two favorite sports, and name the new amalgam sport.

I'm going to say tetherball and dodgeball. It would be called "Watch Yourself."

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