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Marathon allows bags into finish area

Updated: October 3, 2013, 9:33 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York City Marathon's finish area will again fill with spectators, some carrying bags.

More bomb-sniffing dogs also will be roaming around.

Less than seven months after the attack on the Boston Marathon, runners and fans will pack the streets of New York's five boroughs next month. The increased security will be unmistakable, from barriers around Central Park to added checkpoints.

Marathon organizer New York Road Runners, though, decided it would be impractical ...

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