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Security measures for the New York Marathon

The most famous marathon in the world, cancelled in 2012 after the storm Sandy, took place last sunday in the streets of New York with an estimated 45,000 participants and many security measures because of the the bombs in Boston.
In 2012, the organizers had done everything in their power to keep the famous race of 42.195 km, but they had to abandon because of the New Yorkers hostility. One year later, New York hopes to turn the page and organize this famous marathon.
Since the Boston’s attacks in April ( 3 dead , 260 injured) , the major marathons have reinforced their security as New York did.
In total, 1,400 cameras were installed in front of shops and thousands of police officers were mobilized for the 43rd edition of the New York City Marathon. Not less than 43 sniffer dogs were posted on the lines of departure and arrival. Thanks to these extreme measures, the marathon took place normally.


Claire A.

Source: Le Monde


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