NYC Marathon's security procedures to remain same

NYC Marathon's security procedures to remain same

Published Oct. 27, 2014 5:51 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) The New York City Marathon's security procedures will remain similar to last year's measures.

The 2013 race was the first since the bombings at the Boston Marathon. New York organizers said Monday that the only notable change from last year will be adjustments to how entrants are screened when they arrive at the start in Staten Island, in an effort to reduce delays.

About 50,000 runners are expected for Sunday's race.

The 2001 marathon took place less than two months after the Sept. 11 attacks, so security has been heightened ever since. It was tightened even more in 2013.


Barriers were erected around Central Park, where the race ends. Spectators could enter only through a few designated checkpoints where bags were searched.