Dale and Michael speak with Patrice Bergeron on the phone from Detroit on Marathon Monday fresh off a Bruins optional skate. Patrice talks about the B's slow start in game one, putting it all together for the team in game two, how the rest of this series might play out, and what this anniversary of the Boston Marathon means to him.

[0:00:04] ... it's 41 win a big part of yesterday's. 41 win over the Detroit Red Wings he's in Detroit for games three and -- Patrice Bergeron joins us on the AT&T hotline -- -- Soria. You do it we're doing great things I was sunny beautiful Detroit today. ...
[0:08:28] ... me. Do you think you've got one of the best goaltender the National Hockey League if not the best goaltender in the NHL. Yeah I think -- the question -- I think -- supreme. Is improving. From ...
[0:09:04] ... home here. A -- think very much take care. That is up Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron joining us from Detroit where the Bruins play the Detroit Red Wings in game three and four. He reminds me so much of -- -- in this regard on. Off both arrived here and started playing when they were eighteen year old kid. Pulled. Spoke virtually no English when they arrive. Came from you know French speaking Quebec. Had almost no grasp of the English language and now when you hear what you. At that point in his career with great work now with Patrice Bergeron at that point of his career you think we've been useful life has been. His whole professional like he has been. Eight team. Wouldn't play this person -- the -- -- the other night -- eighteen. It was they couldn't we think the board at the point. Who Martin -- to remember about kind of children in the -- -- -- -- -- with Marty scrambling and and I did it with a perfectly production for an eighteen year old kid into the National Hockey League. He is truly one of the leader of this team and one of the inspirational. Figure that this team. And I know ...
[0:11:24] ... couldn't get to allow a lot of headlines in the in the National Hockey League or in any other professional. -- the guys in the NHL who don't do that. And they still they still -- that. ...






Dale and Michael discuss the first two games of this 1-8 playoff matchup and take your phone calls as well.
Dale and Michael discuss the first two games of this 1-8 playoff matchup and take your phone calls as well.
We check in with Rob Bradford after he completes the amazing task of running a marathon in the warm sun in Boston today.

[0:00:00] ... Well I'm not exactly sure what the the Boston Marathon record is for most weeks. For 26 point two -- but I'm fairly certain rob Bradford broke at about. Four hours ago. ...
[0:02:55] ... back whenever it is. What the hardest part for me was your Fort Myers doing it for lives. -- It's. You're 21 miles I think we did not on March 20. And I feel like Nokia ...
[0:04:50] ... up like they are the Yankees that stuff. I see where both. Shane Victorino and will middle Brooks. Are in the pocket lineup tonight. How close are we to getting both those guys back into the Red Sox -- -- to rebuild pretty soon here of course -- -- these -- you know who goes down. It. So I don't ...





We check in with Rob Bradford after he completes the amazing task of running a marathon in the warm sun in Boston today.

[0:00:00] ... Well I'm not exactly sure what the the Boston Marathon record is for most weeks. For 26 point two -- but I'm fairly certain rob Bradford broke at about. Four hours ago. ...
[0:02:55] ... back whenever it is. What the hardest part for me was your Fort Myers doing it for lives. -- It's. You're 21 miles I think we did not on March 20. And I feel like Nokia ...
[0:04:50] ... up like they are the Yankees that stuff. I see where both. Shane Victorino and will middle Brooks. Are in the pocket lineup tonight. How close are we to getting both those guys back into the Red Sox -- -- to rebuild pretty soon here of course -- -- these -- you know who goes down. It. So I don't ...





Dale and Michael talk about what Marathon Monday means for them, the tremendous amount of people and positivity today in the Back Bay, and then Kirk Minihane, fresh off 26.2 miles stops by to recap a great experience in today's marathon.
Dale and Michael talk about what Marathon Monday means for them, the tremendous amount of people and positivity today in the Back Bay, and then Kirk Minihane, fresh off 26.2 miles stops by to recap a great experience in today's marathon.

Meb Keflezighi held off a charge from Wilson Chebet to become the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 in Monday’s 118th running of the historic race.

Meb Keflezighi held off a charge from Wilson Chebet to become the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 in Monday’s 118th running of the historic race.

Chebet closed to within a few seconds of Kefleghzi with about a mile remaining, but Keflezighi put on a late spurt as he made the turn onto Hereford Street and then the quick final turn onto Boylston Street. He finished in a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. Chebet was 11 seconds behind.

Keflezighi, 38, was born in Eritrea and moved to San Diego at the age of 12. He became a U.S. citizen in 1998. The UCLA product won the silver medal in the 2004 Olympic marathon and finished fourth in the 2012 Olympic race. He also represented the United States in the 2000 Olympics, finishing 12th in the 10,000 meters.

On the women’s side, defending champion Rita Jeptoo of Kenya broke away from a pack of five runners at the 23-mile mark and won with a course-record time of 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds.

Buzunesh Deba was second, just over a minute behind.

Marblehead’s Shalane Flanagan led for the first half of the race but fell of the pace on the Newton hills and ended up finishing fifth.

Heavy security was evident throughout the race, run a year after two bombs exploded at the finish line.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar

WEEI was all over the place on Marathon Monday, from the starting line to the finish line to Fenway Park. To see all our photos from the day, click here.

Some of the signs near the finish line. (WEEI)

Some of the signs near the finish line. (WEEI)

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