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Boston Marathon begins under tight security

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Apr 21 2014 10:06AM

BOSTON (AP) — The 118th running of the Boston Marathon has begun amid heavy security a year after the bombings near the race's finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

The race began at 8:50 a.m. Monday for mobility-impaired marathoners and at 9:32 a.m. for elite women. The elite male runners start at 10 a.m.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said at the starting line in Hopkinton that officials are trying to keep a traditional family feel to the marathon while maintaining tight security.

A moment of silence was observed and "America the Beautiful" was played over a loudspeaker before the start of the race.

About 36,000 runners registered for the race — the second-largest field in its history.


 
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04/21/2014 10:00AM
Boston Marathon begins under tight security
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