Atlanta mayor vows enhanced security for road race

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ATLANTA (AP) — Officials in Atlanta and organizers of an annual road race that draws 60,000 runners to the city say they will be taking enhanced security measures in the wake of the April 15 Boston marathon bombings.

Mayor Kasim Reed said Monday that details are still being worked out but participants and spectators at the very least can expect to see more police officers at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4. Reed says authorities also will be taking measures behind the scenes, using every city resource to ensure public safety.

The 10K race is in its 44th year. It is held by the Atlanta Track Club, one of the largest running organizations in the U.S., which was founded in 1964.

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