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Does the Boston Incident mean that all races need to tighten security? (Read 190 times)

    I just learned that everything at the bag check at our local marathon will be inspected, and runners and spectators are being asked to limit what they bring.  New rules this year.

    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


    Needs more cowbell!

      I'm not sure HOW a road race could even tighten security without building walls around the entire course... Confused

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


      old woman w/ hobby

        I'm not sure HOW a road race could even tighten security without building walls around the entire course... Confused

         

        +1

        steph  

         

        OCD  If you don't laugh...   

          Make all races a one mile loop?  Enclose the loop? :-P

           

          I'm not sure HOW a road race could even tighten security without building walls around the entire course... Confused

          "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
          Emil Zatopek

          Julia1971


            I think it depends on the city and the race.  I live in D.C.  I anticipate tightened security at most large races here going forward.  (As YMMV and I were chatting about in one of the post-Boston threads, I know the Army Ten Miler has been checking bags since 9/11.)

            Run the mile you are in.

            Julia1971


              Probably not the entire course but they could have an officer walking around with a bomb sniffing dog.  And, I think I saw a headline from an article that suggested they could use drones.  (Steps away from the political debate about domestic use of drones).

               

              I'm not sure HOW a road race could even tighten security without building walls around the entire course... Confused

              Run the mile you are in.

                All the news I've seen is that the Boston bombing was the result of an isolated pair of nutcases, not the beginning of a planned terror campaign by a larger organization.  In which case, increased security will accomplish nothing.


                Needs more cowbell!

                  All the news I've seen is that the Boston bombing was the result of an isolated pair of nutcases, not the beginning of a planned terror campaign by a larger organization.  In which case, increased security will accomplish nothing.

                   

                  This.  They were just as likely to target a race as they were to target any other large gathering of people.  Their next move was Times Square, according to reports I heard...but I'm sure something like a parade or soccer game would have been just as appealing targets to people looking to do the most harm.

                  I shoot pretty things! ~

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                    Really? We even need a pole for this?

                    Runners run.


                    Imminent Catastrophe

                      About all they can do is check for backpacks or weapons in the most crowded areas, easier at some venues than others. Safeguarding 52.2 miles is impossible, it will be interesting to see what happens at Peachtree, NYCM and other large events. And 4th of July parades, etc.

                      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

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                      daisymae25


                      Squidward Bike Rider

                        Our local half is tomorrow, and we got a notice last week that there's going to be extra police and a bomb-sniffing dog there.  Plus, they told everyone to be on the lookout for anything suspicious, in particular anyone "not dressed appropriately for the weather."

                          I'd vote for no but  not for the reason given so ... no vote for me.  Why can't the poll just say Yes / No and offer no editorial comments?


                          Feeling the growl again

                            We are always reacting to the LAST crime.  The criminals are planning for the next one.

                            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                             

                              Really? We even need a pole for this?

                               

                              Apparently race committees think it's a good idea.  I just find it annoying, and another useless exercise.

                              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                              Longboat


                              Letting off steam

                                Really? We even need a pole for this?

                                 

                                 

                                Apparently race committees think it's a good idea.  I just find it annoying, effing ridiculous, and another useless exercise.

                                 

                                FYP

                                Neil

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