SI inviting fans to Boylston for cover shoot

Do you want to be on the cover of the April 16 issue of Sports Illustrated? SI is inviting Bostonians to the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets in Boston (see map above) at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 for what they're calling a "historic photo cover shoot featuring Boston Strong."

The Boston Marathon finish line is at that location.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and some of the city's first responders are expected to be present. SI is encouraging people to wear their Boston gear for the photo shoot.

"Boston Strong is a story about people, ordinary people doing extraordinary things, ordinary people doing ordinary things," SI managing editor Chris Stone said in a statement. "SI's creative director, Chris Hercik, believed the best way to tell this story a year later was to bring all those people, or as many as possible, into a single photo at the finish line. If you look at last year's cover photo, you see all that empty space all the way down Boylston Street filled by smoke and that backdrop of chaos and destruction. This year's photo fills those spaces with the Bostonians who wrote the Boston Strong story."