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Flying Pig race organizers to discuss security changes

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Organizers of Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon plans to discuss their plans for security and safety in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon blasts.

Officials planned a news media briefing Monday. They say in a press release that officials have been taking "extraordinary" steps to reassess and in some cases strengthen security plans.
As many as 33,000 people are expected to take part in a series of races downtown May 3-5, highlighted by the 15th annual marathon that Sunday morning.

Organizers of such events have said there likely will be tighter security in areas such as credentialing and bags brought near race routes.

There is a marathon coming up this weekend in Toledo, with other Ohio races in the next few weeks in Columbus and Cleveland.

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