“No Bags Policy” at Boston Marathon
If you’re planning to attend the Boston Marathon in April, there will be new safety measures in place. This year’s race will have a “no bags policy” in the wake of last year’s deadly bombings. Runners will be allowed to check their gear at Boston Common the morning of the race in clear plastic bags. They can also bring water bottles but they must be one liter or smaller. Twin bombs placed in backpacks near the 2013 finish line killed three people and hurt more than 260 others. the 2014 Boston Marathon will take place on April 21st. Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awaiting trial in November. He has pled not guilty to all charges. His brother Tamerlan died in a gun battle with police following the bombings.