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Illinois Marathon Security

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Boston Marathon bombing has local race officials looking at their own security measures.

Illinois Marathon race officials plan to meet Wednesday to discuss possible procedures ahead of the April 27th run.

Race Director Jan Seeley says some runners and their relatives are already calling with concerns, and she says one woman was angry because the race wasn't immediately called off.

Seeley says as of now, the Illinois Marathon will go on.

Race Emergency Services Coordinator Scott Friedlein says security measures, such as bomb-sniffing dogs, will be discussed.

The event draws as many as 20,000 runners to a series of races at different lengths.

That includes about 3,000 registered for the marathon itself.

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