Beefed Up Security Put Into Place For Long Island MarathonBomb-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.
Security Tight As Long Island Marathon Weekend BeginsHundreds of runners took off at the sound of the horn Saturday morning for the 5K run – part of the Long Island Marathon weekend.
Security Beefed Up At Weekend Events In Wake Of Boston BombingsThe 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.
Enhanced Security On Tap For This Weekend's Long Island MarathonAfter the bombings that killed three people at the Boston Marathon, this year's Long Island Marathon will be different.
Nassau County Police Discuss Security For Upcoming Long Island MarathonDozens of state and county officials as well as race organizers met for about an hour Wednesday on how to improve safety measures.
Nassau County Plans Security Meeting For Long Island MarathonCounty Executive Edward Mangano said police are "closely monitoring" the ongoing investigation in Boston and have placed police on high alert as a precaution.

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