Staying Safe at the 2017 Marathon

By Learner Liu, Eric Getzoff, and Rob Carter
BU News Service

After the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013, security along the race track has increased dramatically. In order to stay safe and have a good time at this year’s marathon, we compiled advice for both spectators and runners.

For spectators, Deputy Superintendent Kelly Nee of the Boston Police Department provided the warnings in the clickable slide show below:

Though they won’t be in the crowd, runners might have some safety issues too.

At Hynes Convention Center, Ian Kulin, who has been running in Boston Marathon for fifteen years, said he “ended up in hospital” after his first marathon.

Any runners hoping to avoid Kulin’s fate might want to heed the advice of these veteran runners and coaches: