WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The Boston Marathon is making changes to security, after last year's deadly bombing. }}" />

   
 
 
New Rules Aimed At Making The Boston Marathon Safer

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 3/1/2014

The Boston Marathon is making changes to security, after last year's deadly bombing. Whitney Burbank has the details. "I was just planning on wearing as little as possible, lightweight shorts and a light singlet." Those planning on wearing a little more than Robert Gibson while running the Boston Marathon may want to rethink their outfits, in light of the Boston Athletic Association's new regulations. Runners will not be allowed to bring bags of clothers to the starting line or finish line. But, the BAA will let runners check in gear, in specia;, approved bags, on the Boston Common the morning of the race. Also banned, backpacks, suitcases and rolling bags, strollers, personal hydration systems like camelbaks, costumes and large props. "One wants to have measures imposed that runners, spectators, workers can see so that they know the security they depend on will be there," says Tom Grilk of the Boston Athletic Association. new regulations aren't just for runners. The police commission says marathon watchers with big bags will be subject to searches. "We know it's intrusive but unfortunately in this day and age its a necessary evil," says Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. But on race day, runners like Gibson say nothing comes between them and the road. "I think it will definitely be received well, obviously a few bothered by it at the beginning of the race, a couple miles in it's not going to be on their mind," he says, adding, "be thinking about the race and that'll be it." The Boston Marathon will be held on April 21.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Baseball as it was played in 1860 was showcased Sunday in Shelby. Full Story
Image1 A Galion man died from injuries he received in an all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday on Leesville Road, east of State Route 598 in Crawford County. Full Story
 
Image1 For the 20th anniversary of "The Shawshank Redemption," actor Scott Mann came back to Mansfield to debut his gallery of photographs he's taken over the years. Full Story
Image1 What was formerly a Lucas nightclub will be turned into a community center for all ages - but not without a little help. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Lucas Community Center Raises Money to Finish Renovations

Pleasant Hill Lake Park Celebrates Labor Day

Richland Carrousel Park Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

Girls' night out with a medical twist

Beware of asphalt paving scams

Mosquito Spraying Schedule

More News