New Jersey Marathon
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.
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.
Executive Race Director Joe Gigas says all bags and backpacks will be banned, spectator access at the start and finish lines will be limited, and some parking areas will be closed.