Thousands turned out in the early morning Saturday hours to be featured in a Sports Illustrated cover photo depicting “Boston Strong” which hits newsstands April 16.
Organizers estimated more than 3,000 people from across the area attended the photo shoot Saturday morning, along with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Police Commissioner William Evans first responders, emergency workers and survivors all impacted by the 2013 Boston marathon bombing which killed three people and injured more than 200.
“Thanks to all who turned out for today’s Sports Illustrated cover shoot. We are all #BostonStrong!!!!” Boston Police tweeted out Saturday night.