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Cops promise big presence for Nashville marathon

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AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Law enforcement authorities say they have no known threat for the St. Jude Country Music Marathon and that runners will see a strong presence of officers and security from start to finish Saturday.

Officials from the Metro Nashville Police Department, FBI, ATF, Tennessee Department of Safety and both local and federal prosecutors promised Tuesday that they have reviewed security plans for the marathon and half marathon, which draw approximately 30,000 runners.

Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson says they are planning for every contingency, though he declined to provide specifics.

Security plans for the marathon have been reviewed since the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week. The Competitor Group, Inc., which runs the Nashville event, also ordered clear bags for runners to store gear.

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