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Marathon prep steps up a notch

As law enforcement plans for extra security, groups and towns along the route plan special events to make this year a celebration

A year after two bombs exploded at the finish line, groups all along the Boston Marathon route are planning special events and working around tightened security to turn the course into a celebration of the region’s strength, determination, and courage.

As people from Hopkinton to Brookline emphasized in interviews, “This isn’t just another marathon.”

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