backpacks to boost security
Boston Marathon bans bags, backpacks to boost security Boston Marathon bombings David L. Ryan / Boston Globe
People react to explos burberry bags sale ions near the finish line of last year’s Boston Marathon, which killed three spectators and injured more than 260. More stringent security measures are in place for next month’s annual race.
People react to explosions near the finish line of last year’s Boston Marathon, which killed three spectators and injured more than 260. More stringent security measures are in place for next month’s annual race. (David L. Ryan / Boston Globe)
BOSTON This year’s Boston Marathon will have a no bags policy as part of stepped up security after last year’s deadly bombing, the Boston Athletic Assn. announced Wednesday.
Marathon runners typically are allowed to bring bags or backpacks to keep personal items. Those bags are bused between the starting line and the finish line.
But this year, runners will not be allowed to bring backpacks or bags, burberry bags sale which will also not be allowed in certain areas near the start and finish lines or along the 26.2 mile course.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, is awaiting trial and could face the death penalty on 30 federal charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction. His older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died after a gun battle with police several days after the marathon.
State, local and federal law enforcement officials have been meeting for months to prepare a stringent security plan for this year’s April 21 marathon.
The new rules were outlined in an email sent by the athletic association to registered runners.
The association said unregistered runners, known as who traditionally jump into the race at various points along the course, will be strictly prohibited this burberry bags sale year. is subject to interdiction, the association said in its email.
Costumes covering the face or non form fitting, bulky outfits will also be prohibited.
Runners were told they could not bring backpacks or similar item carried over the shoulder or handbags of any size. Those items will be prohibited from all marathon venues, including along the course, near the start and finish areas and at all official marathon events.
Glass containers and any container larger than one liter will also be banned.