Boston bombing prompts security review for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Boston bombing prompts security review for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Boston Marathon 1 SAN DIEGO – Plans are underway to beef up security at San Diego’s famed Rock `n’ Roll Half Marathon and Marathon in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions that killed at least three people and injured more than 170.

“We’ll certainly elevate our procedures and policies to take greater caution given the tragic events,” Competitor Group CEO Scott Dickey told U-T San Diego. The Competitor Group puts on San Diego’s annual Rock`n’ Roll Half Marathon and Marathon, which this year is scheduled to take place on June 2.

Dickey said it was too early to say just what sort of precautions will be taken this year.

On Monday, two fiery blasts went off within seconds of each other near the finish line of this year’s Boston Marathon, knocking runners and spectators off their feet. More than 120 San Diegans were among the 23,000 runners who took part in the…

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