Air Force Marathon in Ohio to heighten security

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Associated Press

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 16 at 10:00 AM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Air Force Marathon in southwest Ohio is following in the footsteps of other races that increased security after the Boston Marathon bombing last spring.

Organizers expect 30,000 runners and supporters at the full marathon and shorter related races at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Saturday.

Marathon director Rob Aguiar tells the Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/18noe7M ) runners will see more law enforcement officers. The Air Force won't say exactly how many officers will be on hand.

Base spokesman Theodore Theopolos says that because the races are held at an active military base, they already used controlled entry and other security precautions that some races put in place after the Boston bombing.

The races begin and end at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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