Boston Marathon
9:05 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Head Of The Boston Athletic Association Talks Marathon Security

36,000 runners hit the pavement this morning for the Boston Marathon. The 118th running of the race has special significance.  It's the one-year anniversary of a horrific bombing that killed three people, and injured more than 200 others at the finish line of last year’s Boston Marathon.  Race organizers have beefed up security, but city leaders say they hope the marathon will still feel like a fun, family event. They say that’s part of their effort to reclaim the marathon after the bombing.

Head of the Boston Athletic Association, Joann Flaminio
Head of the Boston Athletic Association, Joann Flaminio
Credit Aaron Read / RIPR

Rhode Island Public Radio’s Scott MacKay sits down with Joann Flaminio the head of the Boston Athletic Association to find out more.