Runners Met with Extra Security at O.C. Marathon

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — Runners were greeted by extra security, including bomb sniffing dogs on Sunday at the OC Marathon in Newport Beach.

The increased safety measures were put in place following the Boston Marathon bombings last month.

About 20,000 runners were expected to take part in the OC Marathon, half-marathon, 5K and children’s race.

Among the security changes this year, no unattended bags were allowed along the course; and all participants were required to use clear plastic bags for storing personal items.

The race started at Fashion Island in Newport Beach and ended at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.

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