Security Heightened For Hartford Marathon

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Police say they have increased security at Saturday’s ING Hartford Marathon in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings and are confident that the event will be safe for runners and their families.

State law enforcement officials have “researched what other marathons have done,” said Lt. Brian Foley, a lieutenant in the Hartford Police Department and the commander of the major crimes division. “I know they looked at Chicago as well as Boston and some other ones, too, in the area, as to what they’ve done and what has been successful.”

Foley will be running in the marathon for the fourth time and said that he has no qualms about participating.

“I assume this will be the safest marathon I’ve ever been to,” Foley said.

Read more of Suzanne Carlson’s story from the Hartford Courant here.

For more information on the event, visit the Hartford Courant here, and the marathon’s website here.

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