Synopsis: This article talks about the safety measures taken for the Marine Corps Marathon race after the Boston Massacre as well as the possibilities of this race being cancelled after the government shutdown.
Analysis: After seeing the tragedy that happened in Boston, the security in Washington DC was only going to increase to prevent anything like that from happening at this race location. This time in preparation for the race there was a conference about the safety plans that were made and I agree with this conference because the situation that went on in Boston was devastating. Also Rick Nealis, one of the race directors was worried about the race being cancelled after this long government shutdown. The people that make up the government jeopardized this huge event that brings out close to 30,000 runners due to selfishness. Issues that take place in this country always point back at the government no matter what.