Roughly 30,000 runners will descend on downtown Pittsburgh this weekend for the marathon and about three dozen of them weren’t allowed to finish the Boston marathon.
The running world will have its eyes on Pittsburgh this weekend for the running of the Pittsburgh Marathon.
Let the countdown begin— we’re just 10 days away from the Pittsburgh marathon.
What America saw in the wake of the terrorist attack in Boston is burned into our collective consciousness. Thoughts quickly turned into how can we help? Included in that group, people whose life’s work it is to help people – the City of Pittsburgh’s paramedics.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl vowed that the Pittsburgh Marathon will not go bankrupt in the future despite any increased cost of additional security.
There will be more attention on security at Pittsburgh’s upcoming marathon after the tragedy in Boston. But, who will pay for all that extra security?
Local runners, preparing for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, are offering prayers and support for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Blisters, cramps, dehydration, maybe a heart attack, but an explosion is generally not the first thing first responders prepare for when working a marathon.
Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Michael Huss had his regularly scheduled briefings with his top security chiefs today, but the Boston bombings were uppermost in their minds as Pittsburgh’s own marathon looms next month.