BOSTON (CBS) — Members of the Massachusetts National Guard have run in the Boston Marathon in full uniform while wearing 40-pound rucksacks, for the past decade. But it won’t happen this year because no backpacks are allowed.
The ban on backpacks is just one of the new security measures put in place since last April’s bombings at the finish line.
According to the new restrictions, “units or groups such as military ruck-marchers and cyclists, who have sometimes joined on the course, will not be allowed to participate.”
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports