No marathon is handling security the same way it did a year ago — not since the Boston Marathon bombing April 15. Improvised bombs left near the finish line killed three and injured more than 180.
Now, organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon — elated that they can hold the event now that the government shutdown is over — also are preparing runners for increased security measures.
"We just did a reexamination after Boston of all of our events," said marathon spokeswoman Tami Faram. "Just thinking about public events, and running, and all we can do to better the security of our runners and spectators. It made sense to do that."
About 30,000 people are registered for the Marine Corps Marathon. The 26.2-mile run starts on Route 110 in Arlington, between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, and ends at the Marine Corps War Memorial.
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