Supportive Golden Retriever Ready to Motivate Boston Marathon Participants - NBC10 Boston

Supportive Golden Retriever Ready to Motivate Boston Marathon Participants

Spencer the Golden Retriever was at the Boston Marathon route last year to support runners

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Supportive Golden Retriever Ready to Motivate Boston Marathon Participants
    Rich Powers
    Spencer the Golden Retriever is ready to cheer on Boston Marathon participants on Monday, April 15, 2019.

    About 1 million people are expected to attend the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, and among the crowd will be one friendly face and wagging tail that aims to motivate the athletes.

    "Spencer" the dog will be donning a bright, yellow raincoat and holding a "We Are Boston Strong" flag in his mouth as his way of cheering on the participants in Hopkinton.

    Last year, the supportive pooch was seen in a viral video carrying two flags in his mouth while athletes ran by him. Through the cheering crowd, one woman could be heard yelling, "I love him!" to the dog.

    Spencer’s owner, Rich Powers, said he and the pup will return to the route this year. Although wet weather kicked off Marathon Monday, Powers said it is much better than last year’s conditions.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.