Nassau to step up Long Island Marathon security after Boston bombings

Security plans for the Long Island Marathon are being ramped up in the aftermath of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says

Police and bomb-sniffing dogs will be out in

Police and bomb-sniffing dogs will be out in full force at this year's event. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

WOODBURY - Security plans for the Long Island Marathon are being ramped up in the aftermath of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says he has been holding extra security meetings with police and county parks officials who run the marathon. He says police and bomb-sniffing dogs will be out in full force at this year's event.

The Greater Long Island Running Club puts on Long Island's largest running and triathlon events. Officials say the Boston tragedy will change the way all races are held going forward.

Nassau officials say more than 5,100 people have pre-registered for the marathon.

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