NYC Marathon Strengthens Security Following Boston Race Blasts
The ING New York City Marathon is tightening security at next month's race in the wake of the terror attack bombings at this year's Boston Marathon.
The November 3 race will have more inspection points and race coordinators are banning items such backpacks and hydration packs, Farrell Sklerov, spokesman for the New York Road Runners told CNN.
Spectators at the end of the race who wish to watch from grandstands and those in the family reunion area will be subject to baggage inspections and screenings, according to CNN. Delegates marching in the opening parade will not be allowed to carry bags.
This year, the NYRR partnered with a security firm to conduct a "top-to-bottom analysis" of the existing security plan, according to CNN.