Wisconsin marathons react after Boston explosions

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin marathon organizers are planning to step up security in light of the deadly Boston Marathon explosions.

The Pine Line Marathon in Medford is expecting 300 people to its marathon and other races April 27.

Sue Emmerich, president of the Medford Area Chamber of Commerce, says there will be increased security generally and there will be more bag checks.

She says they may not be in a big metropolitan area like Boston, but they are still taking precautions.

Organizers at the Lakefront Marathon in Milwaukee on Oct. 6 are also thinking about security.

Spokesman Matt Braun says they will review their crisis plans, discuss the matter with law enforcement along the route, look at upgrading security at the start and finish lines and consider increased bag checks.


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