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2014 Boston Marathon: No 'Bandit' Runners, Backpacks

Police are instituting new security measures following last year's deadly bombings.

The Boston Marathon. File photo
The Boston Marathon. File photo
Police are instituting a host of security measures for next month's Boston Marathon following last year's deadly bombings.

According to the Associated Press, some of the measures include:
  • Unregistered "bandit" runners who have historically participated in the race will no longer be allowed to do so
  • Runners will be given clear plastic bags for their personal items and will not be allowed to use backpacks
  • There will be security checkpoints throughout the race area
  • The size of water bottles will be limited
  • Costumes with facial coverings will not be allowed

In Wellesley, police said they will not interfere with the tradition of Wellesley students hugging runners.

Read the full AP story
Bandofotters March 19, 2014 at 10:55 AM
What bandit runner would run 26 miles for what nefarious purpose? I'm feeling safer already.

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