Heightened Security at NYC Marathon

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Marathon returns with big crowds, heightened security and a familiar champion

Geoffrey Mutai defends his title at New York City Marathon Sunday

NEW YORK The New York City Marathon has returned with big crowds and heightened security after a one-year absence due to Superstorm Sandy.

A record 50,740 runners started today's race, as bomb-sniffing dogs roamed the course and barricades limited access points to Central Park.

The Kenyan runner who set a course record last time, Geoffrey Mutai, successfully defended his title, while another Kenyan, Priscah Jeptoo, came from behind to win the women's race.


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