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.