Race organizers have stepped up precautions in light of the events at this year’s Boston Marathon.
The Huffington Post has recently cataloged some of the stringent security measures that organizers are taking for the upcoming Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
The race’s 36th edition is slated for Sunday.
Specifically, there are five new precautions that will be implemented.
At the top of the list is the fact that no proxies are allowed to pick up race packets. Prior to this year, runners could have family members or friends pick up their bibs at the race expo that takes place from Friday to Saturday.
But no so anymore.
Also, there are undercover measures that police are taking to thwart a potential terrorist attack.
“The covert things you won’t see are the undercovers that are going to be in the crowd,” said Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. ”We will have a strong uniform and undercover presence along the route in the crowd because it’s an awful big route to police.”
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