He says the city has to issue permits for the marathon to take place and next year the city might need to be more involved.
"We need the marathon to continue, we just need to make sure that it operates in a way that works," he said. "What do they say in baseball, three strikes and you're out, so they got two strikes right now."
"They cut off part of the course by accident," he said. "Unfortunately there's always chance for human error in every endeavor."
We tried reaching the race director Chad Antcliff, who didn't respond to our calls.
In a statement, he took responsibility for the mistake saying, "Misinterpretation of the route certification map caused the turnaround on the Hank Aaron State trail to be set in the incorrect spot, causing the route to be approximately 4200' short."
He went on to say, "I was contracted by the event and it was my responsibility as the technical race director to ensure race staff and vendors clearly understand the route, its markings, and intricacies. I failed to make clear the key points with the layout of the course."
Unfortunately, the mistake means the Boston Marathon won't accept applications from runners in the Milwaukee Marathon.
T.K. Skenderian with the Boston Athletic Association said the window for qualifying for the 2019 Boston Marathon remains open until next September.
"Runners will hopefully have enough time to recover and try again at another race," Skenderian said.