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Record numbers, heightened security at NYC Marathon
Record numbers, heightened security at NYC Marathon
Sports Liam La Guerre 11/04/2013 at 4:34PM

The safest place in the country may have been the route of the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday. NYPD officers trolled the race, guarding runners and spectators alike, because of terrorism concerns caused by the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year, in which three people died and hundreds were injured. A record 50,740 [...]

Street closures: NYC Marathon
Street closures: NYC Marathon
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 11/01/2013 at 1:15PM

The following streets will be closed on Sunday, November 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the ING New York City Marathon, according to the city’s Department of Transportation. ROUTES: Queens Portion Pulaski Bridge (South-bound) 48th Avenue between 11th Street and Vernon Boulevard Vernon Boulevard between 48th Avenue and 10th Street 10th Street between [...]

Rockaway Sandy survivor to run New York City Marathon for 20th time
Rockaway Sandy survivor to run New York City Marathon for 20th time
South Liam La Guerre 10/09/2013 at 11:18AM

Rockaway Park resident John Edwards, 59, was hoping to run the ING New York City Marathon for the 20th time last year, but Mother Nature had other ideas. The race was canceled due to the massive city-wide damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. But it wasn’t a time for Edwards, who is not related to the [...]

Boston Marathon bombing has races rethinking security
Boston Marathon bombing has races rethinking security
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/29/2013 at 11:04AM

Now that surviving Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev has been captured and charged with using a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, some of the motivations behind the attack are becoming clearer. Other questions about security and how to prevent future attacks at similar events are under heated debate. “Thinking about the football season [...]