Despite occurred two years ago, a tragedy on the track and the tightening of conditions for participation, number of people wishing to enter the distance and a growing audience. Estimated mass media, athletes and spectators will bring to the local budget to 182 million dollars.
Charges from the marathon in the US Boston this year will grow by about 30 percent compared to the race, before the attack carried out in 2013, wrote the media.
In Boston on Monday kicked off the 119th marathon. The famous distance this year reached 30 thousand people. Usually take part in the race about 27 thousand athletes and amateurs. Other two thousand participant’s organizers were forced to abandon due to the limited capacity of the road. On Monday, the women started at 09.30 am.
Since last year, security around the venue of the competition has been strengthened. Were installed dozens of checkpoints and metal detectors, law enforcement officials inspecting all bags viewers. The authorities also banned the use of any UAVs in the area of the marathon.
Despite occurred two years ago, a tragedy on the track and the tightening of conditions for participation, number of people wishing to enter the distance and a growing audience. Estimated publication USA Today, athletes and spectators will bring to the local budget to 182 million dollars, which is 33 percent more than before the attack.
In 2013, the race was attended by more than 24 thousand athletes. As a result of the terrorist attack on a marathon 15 April 2013 three people were killed, more than 260 were injured.
Beginning of the hearing, during which the jury will decide on the punishment Johar Tsarnaevu found guilty of organizing terrorist attacks in the marathon in Boston, scheduled for April 21. Earlier, the jury returned a guilty verdict on Johar Tsarnaeva all 30 items, 17 of which carry the death penalty. According to the results of upcoming hearings jury will decide whether Tcarnaev sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.