What This Year’s Marathon Will Look Like

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Director Kurt Schwartz. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Director Kurt Schwartz. (Elise Amendola/AP)

One year after the deadly bombings that shook this city, public safety officials have announced a long list of security measures designed to keep runners and viewers safe.


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WBUR: Security Plans For Boston Marathon Detailed

  • “Public safety officials are asking spectators to leave large bags at home for this year’s Boston Marathon.”

The New York Times: Boston Marathon To Get Enhanced Security

  • “Runners and the more than one million spectators expected to watch the Boston Marathon next month will be met by a number of enhanced safety measures after last year’s deadly bombing, including thousands of uniformed and plainclothes officers, bomb-sniffing dogs, and additional surveillance cameras, the authorities said on Monday.”

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