No extra security at Moscow marathon two weeks after Boston bombings

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No extra security in Moscow for a marathon that comes just two weeks after the Boston bombings.

Security guards were on hand but no additional forces were called in.

Officials say there's no need for the Moscow event because the race does not run though crowded streets that could potentially serve as target for attacks.

Even so, some would like to see more security.

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MOSCOW RESIDENT ALEXANDER, SAYING:

"We have not had many troubles recently at major sports events in Moscow. But I hope authorities will learn the lesson from the Boston's tragedy and will improve the security."

Almost two weeks ago twin blasts at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured 264 others. The two suspects in the case, one of whom is still alive, were ethnic Chechens.

Russia follows Britain and Spain in going ahead with marathons in the wake of the Boston attack.

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