(CBS/AP) –The head of the Chicago Marathon says the fatal explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday underscore the importance of security at the major events.
But Carey Pinkowski, who was in Boston with his staff, says it’s premature to start thinking about wholesale changes at his city’s race. Chicago’s starting and finish line is tightly controlled, he says.
“The start and finish line in Chicago is a highly secured area. We block traffic off; it’s fenced in. We have our contracted security and we work with the police. It’s something that we’re routinely aware of,” Pinkowski told 670 The Score on Friday as he was making his way back to Chicago.