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No Bags, No Strollers at April Boston Marathon

February 27, 2014  | 

This year's Boston Marathon will have a "no bags" policy as part of stepped-up security following last year's deadly bombing, the Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday.

Marathon runners typically are allowed to bring bags or backpacks to keep personal items. Those bags are bused between the starting line in Hopkinton and the finish line in Boston.

But this year, runners will not be allowed to bring backpacks or bags, which will also not be allowed in certain areas near the start or finish line, or along the 26.2-mile course, Fox News reports.

The list of prohibited items for runners also includes strollers, suitcases and rolling bags, weight vests or any type of vest with pockets, except for lightweight running vests, which will be allowed.


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Boston @ 2/27/2014 4:33 PM

Before we know it we will all be required to wear shower clogs, jock straps and a towel to public events. Since 9/11 we have had security on top of security to protect the people of the USA. All of this protection from the Local, State and up to the Federal level is choking freedom in this country. Saudi Arabia will not allow people in their country unless you are working under a US Government contract for them. You are not sunbathing in Jeddah as a tourist. They have very few terrorist problems in their country and still hold public flogging and chopping peoples hands off that steal in the square. As barbaric as this may sound their way of dealing with criminals seems to control the criminal element. Where will be in another decade with terrorists, drug cartels, and street gangs along with no work because of Trans Pacific Trade Agreement. I feel sorry for the future LEO's. Who said the crime rate is on the decline?

Ima Leprechaun @ 3/1/2014 2:09 AM

A dedicated terrorist would never be deterred by any preventative actions but please make it harder for honest people to go to these events.

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