On April 19, 1897, the first American Marathon Race was held, involving a path of 26 miles, 385 feet from Hopkinton (MA) to Exeter street in Boston (MA). John J. McDermott won the race with a time of 2 hours, 55 minutes, and 10 seconds.
In the current versions of the Boston Marathon, Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (Kenya) holds the record, completing the course in 2006 with a time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, and 14 seconds. He has won the race three times.
Question: As a 100-year celebration of the marathon, suppose Cheuiyot was to race McDermott on a direct path from Boston (MA) to Seattle (WA). Assume they could run at their same consistent pace. What city (and state) should McDermott start in if they are to arrive in downtown Seattle at the same time?