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Chicago Marathon Director Releases Statement On Boston Marathon Bombings

Boston Marathon. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Boston Marathon. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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(CBS) In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon that left three dead and more than 100 injured, the Chicago Marathon has released a statement.

The following comes from Chicago Marathon director Carey Pinkowski, who was in Boston for the marathon.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with our colleagues at the Boston Marathon, and with the spectators, participants, volunteers and loved ones who were affected by yesterday’s tragic events. As a partner in the World Marathon Majors, we offer our full support of the Boston Athletic Association and the City of Boston as they work through the horrific events that took place. We want to reassure those registered for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and the family members, friends  and volunteers who plan to support them, that we are in constant communication with the City of Chicago, the Office of Emergency Management and Communication, the Chicago Police and Fire Departments regarding the security plan that is implemented at the Chicago Marathon. As our top priority, we work in lockstep with these agencies to ensure the safest possible event for everyone involved. As we do each year and throughout the year, we will sit down with these agencies and conduct a comprehensive security review as part of the planning process for this year’s event.”