Organizers, Law Enforcement Ramp Up Security For L.A. Marathon
Sunday's L.A. Marathon is expected to draw 25,000 runners, and organizers have opted to "revamp their security plans, adding new checkpoints and procedures and a beefed-up law enforcement presence." In the "back of everyone's mind is last year's Boston Marathon." The "most visible presence of security will be at Dodger Stadium, where the race begins, and at the Santa Monica finish line." Spectators will not be allowed into certain sections of Palisades Park (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 3/7).
Meanwhile, area station KTLA-CW will cover the race live for the fifth year in a row, and if station Manager & VP John Moczulski "has any input, the relationship will be a long one." Moczulski said, "We were fortunate to get this race and we have no intention of giving it up" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 3/7).