Updated 7 months ago
The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon had plenty of extra security when it got underway Saturday morning.
In the weeks since the Boston Marathon bombing, a new focus has been put on security for Kentucky Derby events. The marathon on Saturday went off without a hitch, but the increased security was hard to miss and new rules were implemented.
Both local and federal law enforcement were working to make sure there were no surprises and K9's inspected the start and finish lines.
Spectators were not allowed to have backpacks or strollers and unregistered runners, sometimes called 'bandit runners,' were banned from the course.