The New York City Marathon was set to begin within 24 hours Saturday, and the NYPD has pulled out all the stops for security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year.
Runner Angel Santiago and his training partner may lose some sleep the night before the race but it will be because of excitement, not security concerns. “I know New York is gonna be ready for it,” he said.
This NYC Marathon will look different in some ways: more barricades, bag screenings, bomb-sniffing dogs. Runners who returned after signing up for last year will wear special orange wristbands. The whole field will sport yellow and blue ribbons for the Boston victims.
Runners from more than 120 countries and all 50 states observed a moment of silence for the Boston Marathon victims and families before the race kicked off.
With three weeks to go before the New York City Marathon, the first major U.S. race since the Boston Marathon bombings was held Sunday in Chicago.
The staging area is slated to be at the federally operated Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. Organizers of the Nov. 3 race say they’re working with city, state and federal officials to find an alternate site if the shutdown continues.
Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19, face charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
The only bags that can be taken into NFL game venues are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC that doesn’t exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, including one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags.
A Facebook page that was set up calling for a boycott drew more than 58,000 likes and more than 1,000 comments in less than 24 hours.
For the first plea, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leaned toward a microphone and said, “Not guilty,” in a Russian accent. He then said not guilty repeatedly about a half-dozen more times.
Lelisa Desisa returned his winner’s medal to Mayor Thomas Menino to honor the city and those killed and injured in the bombings.
Backpacks, coolers, luggage and large bags are banned from going beyond the parking lot of the race track.
The Red Sox say it’s the first time since the April 15 attacks that they could be honored together.
Boston Marathon runners who were stopped on the course when bombs went off at the finish line will have a chance to come back and run again next year, race organizers said on Thursday.
One of the three college students, accused for covering up for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was released from jail Monday after posting bond.