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Chicago marathon under stricter security measures
CHICAGO -- Runners hitting the pavement for the Chicago Marathon made the 26.2 mile trek under stricter security measures.
Just months after the Boston marathon bombings -- organizers have put in place new security measures -- including requiring runners to carry their belongings in a clear plastic bag.
"... strong uniform presence and undercover presence along the route - in the crowd."
"It will work very effectively. The team we're working with is experienced at this. Our contracted security work on the NFL protocol and their procedures. We've had some of our staff work at Soldier Field."
Race organizers say about two million people lined the course to watch the marathon this morning.