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Security not a distraction for athletes

Updated: November 1, 2013, 5:33 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- This has been a year like no other in the marathon world, and yet on the eve of Sunday's New York City Marathon, there is a sense of business as usual because intensity is simply part of business here.

This is the city that hosted a marathon two months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and it's not as if organizers or public safety officials have stood down since then. Operations and techniques have been tweaked and re-tweaked. This week, spokespeople from ...

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