Thousands of runners took to the streets Sunday for the New Jersey Marathon, as crowds cheered them on surrounded by tighter security measures imposed after the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Bomb-sniffing dogs and state troopers are on hand. There are officers on horseback and motorcycle along the route and police helicopters are also keeping an eye on things from the sky.
A bike expo was held Friday and Saturday in advance of the Five Boro Bike Tour, and plenty of people were making a point of showing support for Boston.
The EIF Revlon Run and Walk on Saturday morning raised money for women’s cancer counseling, but many participants had the Boston Marathon on their mind.
With hundreds on hand in West Harrison to cheer him on Ty Powers, 44, legged out the remaining steps of the marathon that he never finished.
The Five Boro Bike Tour, the New Jersey Marathon and the Long Island Marathon will all take place on Sunday. In an effort to keep participants and spectators safe, organizers from each event have stepped up their security measures.
Just over two weeks since the Boston Marathon bombings, Boston police are studying ways to improve security for upcoming events.
Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev are charged with conspiring to obstruct justice, according to court documents. A third man, Robel Phillipos, is charged with making false statements to federal investigators.
If you thought hearing “Sweet Caroline” at Yankee Stadium was the last showing of solidarity you’d see between the Big Apple and our rival city Boston – you were wrong.
The man who was carjacked by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects broke his silence Tuesday to CBS News.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the FBI’s handling of a Russian intelligence tip about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the deceased suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
After the bombings that killed three people at the Boston Marathon, this year’s Long Island Marathon will be different.
Long Island Rep. Peter King, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said such information “definitely would have caused the investigation to go further.”
Sen. Charles Schumer, who is often a staunch supporter of federal agencies, said there are serious questions now about what the FBI knew about the Tsarnaev brothers before the deadly Boston Marathon bombings and ensuing reign of terror.
Participants in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour next weekend will have to abide by new restrictions implemented after the Boston Marathon bombings.