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A runner wears a shirt reading "I Run For Boston" during the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park. (April 21, 2013)

NY, LI runners face increased security at area events

The first two public running events faced increased security measures in the shadow of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Runners supporting Boston during the 4-Mile City Parks
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Runners supporting Boston during the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park. (April 21, 2013)

A runner at the 9/11 Memorial Race in
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A runner at the 9/11 Memorial Race in New York wears a shirt that reads "Pray for Boston, stay stong New York is with You and 911 We will never forget". (April 21, 2013)

A security officer checks a runner's bag ahead
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A security officer checks a runner's bag ahead of the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York (April 21, 2013)

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A suspicious package recovered during the Central Park
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A suspicious package recovered during the Central Park 4-mile "Run for the Parks" by NYPD officers was eventually determined to not be an explosive. (April 21, 2013)

Runners at the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation Run
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Runners at the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park wore shirts reading "I Run For Boston" in remembrance of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. (April 21, 2013)

New York - April 21, 2013: Many runners
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New York - April 21, 2013: Many runners were wearing, "I Run For Boston" shirts during the 4-Mile City Park's Foundation Run in Central Park. (Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy)

Many of the runners at the City Parks
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Many of the runners at the City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park were wearing "I Run For Boston" shirts. (April 21, 2013)

A heavily armed policeman directs a runner following
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A heavily armed policeman directs a runner following the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City. (April 21, 2013)

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Runners set off at the start of the
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Runners set off at the start of the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park. (April 21, 2013)

A runner wears a shirt reading
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A runner wears a shirt reading "I Run For Boston" during the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park. (April 21, 2013)

Runners at the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation Run
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Runners at the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park faced heightened security as officials prepared for violence reminiscent of the Boston bombings. (April 21, 2013)

New York - April 21, 2013: At the
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New York - April 21, 2013: At the start of the 4-Mile City Park's Foundation Run in Central Park. (Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy)

At the start of the 4-Mile City Parks
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At the start of the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park. (April 21, 2013)

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New York - April 21, 2013: 4-Mile City
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New York - April 21, 2013: 4-Mile City Park's Foundation Run in Central Park. (Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy)

New York - April 21, 2013: 4-Mile City
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New York - April 21, 2013: 4-Mile City Park's Foundation Run in Central Park. (Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy)

Runners set off on the City Park's Foundation
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Runners set off on the City Park's Foundation Run in Central Park. (April 21, 2013)

A police K-9 unit stands at the end
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A police K-9 unit stands at the end of the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City. (April 21, 2013)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hugs a fireman
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hugs a fireman at end of the inaugural 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City. (April 21, 2013)

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Runners set off on the 9/11 Memorial 5K
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Runners set off on the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City, where tight security defined one of the first public races in New York since the Boston bombings. (April 21, 2013)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo greets a runner
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo greets a runner at end of the inaugural 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City. (April 21, 2013)

A runner visits the 9/11 Memorial following the
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A runner visits the 9/11 Memorial following the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City. (April 21, 2013)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo greets runners at
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo greets runners at end of the inaugural 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City. (April 21, 2013)

Runners embrace following the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk
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Runners embrace following the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City. (April 21, 2013)

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Runners watch a police bagpipe band play after
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Runners watch a police bagpipe band play after the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City. (April 21, 2013)

Runners visit the 9/11 Memorial following the 9/11
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Runners visit the 9/11 Memorial following the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City. (April 21, 2013)

Runners finish the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in
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Runners finish the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City. (April 21, 2013)

New York - April 21, 2013: Runner holds
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New York - April 21, 2013: Runner holds up sign, "Running For Boston" during the 4-Mile City Park's Foundation Run in Central Park. (Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy)

Many runners were wearing supportive Boston attire during
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Many runners were wearing supportive Boston attire during the 4-Mile City Park's Foundation Run in Central Park. (April 21, 2013)

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New York - April 21, 2013: Supporting Boston
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New York - April 21, 2013: Supporting Boston during the 4-Mile City Park's Foundation Run in Central Park. (Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy)

Local runners wear signs supporting Boston during the
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Local runners wear signs supporting Boston during the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park. (April 21, 2013)

Runners participating in the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation
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Runners participating in the 4-Mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park wear shirts reading "I Run For Boston". (April 21, 2013)

The start of the 4-Mile City Park's Foundation
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The start of the 4-Mile City Park's Foundation Run in Central Park. (April 21, 2013)

NYPD keep an eye on the 4-mile City
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NYPD keep an eye on the 4-mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park this morning. The race is one of two in the city on Sunday under increased security and heightened edginess. (April 21, 2013)

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Enhanced security measures are in place in the
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Enhanced security measures are in place in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings at the 4-mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park this morning. The race is one of two in the city on Sunday under increased security and heightened edginess. (April 21, 2013)

NYPD keep an eye on the 4-mile City
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NYPD keep an eye on the 4-mile City Parks Foundation Run in Central Park this morning. The race is one of two in the city on Sunday under increased security and heightened edginess. (April 21, 2013)

NYPD officers gather near the 9/11 Memorial Park
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NYPD officers gather near the 9/11 Memorial Park this morning before the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Family Day begins. (April 21, 2013)

Participants of the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk gather
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Participants of the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk gather for the event in lower Manhattan. (April 21, 2013)

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