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Albany marathon security evaluated after bombings

Rashelle Beasley Rashelle Beasley
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany marathon was a success last month, but after the tragedy at the Boston marathon organizers will take another look at their safety plan for next year's race. 

Rashelle Beasley, the Albany race director, says they spent Monday making sure runners from Southwest Georgia were ok. Now they will use this tragedy to re-evaluate security and make sure they have a plan in place in case a similar event were to happen here.

"Just like, I'm sure that Boston was not prepared for something like that to happen, nobody would ever think that somebody would actually put an explosive at the finish line. But it will give us, the marathon board something to think about, some planning to do," said Beasley.

Beasley says this act of terror will be discussed when the marathon board meets again in a few weeks.

 

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