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Champaign-Urbana marathon reassessing security procedures

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:32:42 CDT
By: AP

The Boston Marathon bombing is forcing people who organize races in Illinois to consider security in ways they've never had to before. Jan Seeley directs the Illinois Marathon in Champaign-Urbana. The two-day event draws about 20,000 people and it's coming up quick, on April 27. One of the first calls she received was from someone demanding the race be canceled. That isn't likely but organizers will meet tomorrow to talk about a range of possible measures such as bomb-sniffing dogs. Wendy Jaehn is executive director of the FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler scheduled for Saturday in Chicago. She says she'll ask runners to limit how much gear they bring and try to get bomb-sniffing dogs, too.

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