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The B.A.A. Medical Coordinator Chris Troyanos manages an enormous team of medical professionals to help care for thousands of runners at each Boston Marathon, and he does it sometimes under the most difficult weather conditions.
From the cold, wind, and rain of the 2018 Boston Marathon, to the heat of 2012 and 2004, Chris and his team are prepared for nearly anything on race day. That preparation was no more evident than on April 15, 2013, when two bombs exploded near the finish line and the Medical Tents and the people who worked within them performed quickly and as planned. The quick thinking and decisive actions of experiences professionals and race volunteers helped save lives.
Chris joins B.A.A. CEO Tom Grilk to talk about that day, and all days in which the medical services of the Boston Marathon are put through different tests. The Boston Marathon Podcast is presented by the Boston Athletic Association and WBZ-TV.