Comrades safety tight

2013-05-30 00:00

SECURITY measures for Sunday’s Comrades Marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg have been increased after last month’s Boston Marathon bombing.

Comrades Association chairperson Dave Dixon confirmed yesterday that more security officers would be deployed along the 86,863 kilometre route of the race.

Sunday will see increased security not only at the start in Durban and the finish line in Pietermaritzburg, but also at points where spectators will congregate.

Dixon said tight security was nothing new at the Comrades , as police had been closing off and checking the start and finish for bombs these past 20 years.

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