Hun­dreds run in char­ity race marred last year by bomb­ing

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - WEATHER -

SEA­SIDE HEIGHTS » Hun­dreds of run­ners are tak­ing part in a Ma­rine Corps char­ity race on the New Jersey shore, one year af­ter pipe bomb det­o­nated at the site of the race, forc­ing its can­cel­la­tion.

Se­cu­rity has been beefed up for this year’s Sem­per Five race, which saw a sharp in­crease in reg­is­trants. That spurred or­ga­niz­ers to move it from Sea­side Park to neigh­bor­ing Sea­side Heights, due to the larger board­walk that can ac­com­mo­date the ex­tra run­ners.

No one was in­jured in the blast that oc­curred just be­fore the start of last year’s race.

Au­thor­i­ties say the bomb was planted by Ah­mad Khan Rahimi. He’s also al­legedly re­spon­si­ble for an­other bomb that ex­ploded sev­eral hours later in a New York City neigh­bor­hood, wound­ing 29 peo­ple.

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