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A Boston police officer wheels in injured boy down Boylston Street as medical workers carry an injured runner following an explosion during the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria at the marathon’s finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (Charles Krupa/AP)
A Boston police officer wheels in injured boy down Boylston Street as medical workers carry an injured runner following an explosion during the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria at the marathon’s finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Boston Globe sports reporter Shira Springer was covering the Boston Marathon yesterday.

She also covered the London Olympics, where security was of prime concern.

She tells us about the security challenges posed by major sporting events like the Olympics, and the unique challenges at marathons, where people are carrying backpacks and runners' belongings.

London police will be reviewing security for the London Marathon on Sunday, but organizers say that the marathon will go on.

Guests:

This segment aired on April 16, 2013.

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