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Heightened security at the New York City's Marathon
Tens of thousands of runners who will be running in the New York City Marathon on Sunday will see heightened security after the bombings at the Boston Marathon earlier this year.
Girard Chamorin took a practice jog Friday before Sunday's New York City Marathon.This will be his first race, since he finished the Boston Marathon.
Just 15 minutes before two bombs went off at the finish line.
Girard Chamorin says, "I couldn't believe that things like this would happen. For a Marathon,
which is a sporting event."
Chamorin says his 8th running of the New York Cty Mrathon will be emotional for two reasons.
He was supposed to run last year's race that was cancelled because of Superstorm Sandy.
Chamorin says, "I think the city's back and this is what I want to see. And also I'll have thoughts of the people of Boston because runners never quit."
Police say he'll run a course protected by one million dollars worth of security, doubled from last year.
There will be extra officers, bomb sniffing dogs, and hundreds of security cameras along the route.
Ray Kelly a NYPD Commissioner comments, "I think we'll do it very well with lots of police they'll feel secure."
That's reassuring to runners like Wolfgang Essmann, who traveled here from Germany to run.
Wolfgang Essmann says, "You feel like it's going to be a great race? No problems? I'm quite sure."
"I think they're doing exactly what they need to do so I'm comfortable they're going to do a good job," says Chamorin.
For the first time the city has set up this fence to block off part of the Western side of Central Park where the Marathon ends.
On Sunday spectators will have to go through security checkpoints to enter the area.