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Security To Be Increased For Country Music Marathon

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Security will be increased for the upcoming Country Music Marathon in Nashville following the bombings that killed three and injured more than 140 at the finish line of the Boston marathon.

Nashville Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson said Monday's Boston explosions will factor into security planning for the race on April 27. More than 30,000 runners from all over the country take part in the marathon.

The Nashville Police Department said they will be in contact with law enforcement in Boston and federal partners with the FBI and ATF prior to finalizing strategies for the Nashville marathon.

In a statement released Monday, Chief Anderson said local police will be "absolutely committed to the safety and enjoyment of this event by runners, their families and race enthusiasts."

Last year, more than 350 Metro police officers and supervisors were involved in staffing the Country Music Marathon.

In spite of all the security concerns many local runners said what happened in Boston won't stop them from running this year's Country Music Marathon. In fact, many said it will give them more of a reason to run it. 

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