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Continued: Minnesotans strong for Boston: Marathoners are back in the race

  • Article by: BOB TIMMONS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 21, 2014 - 10:06 AM

This year’s race has challenges other than emotional ones. There are new security measures for runners and spectators.

No bags are allowed in certain areas near the start and finish, and runners’ “drop bags” have to be marathon-official: clear, so gear is visible.

Kamphoff said runners are prepared for this new reality. The race has changed, and they will, too. “I think it gives you another example of how we have to be adaptable. It’s not something we can change, so we have to figure out how to deal with it.

“Who but runners can do that? Why would we put ourselves through that? I say, bring it on. That is the mentality of runners. We run through discomfort, we run through a winter that is harsh, hard to train through. It just shows we can’t be stopped.”


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