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Flying Pig organizer: Increased security, clear bags this year

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In a Saturday morning interview with Flying Pig organizer Iris Simpson Bush, 9 On Your Side's Brian Yocono discusses the feelings and aftermath in dealing with the Boston Marathon while gearing up for Cincinnati's marathon.

"It was just a flood of emotions," Simpson Bush said of seeing the attack unfold on Monday. "If it can happen in Boston it can happen anywhere."

In order to provide an added level of security at home, Simpson Bush said her staff not only met with local law enforcement on Tuesday for a regularly scheduled meeting with both Ohio and Northern Kentucky law enforcement, but also to see what else needed to be done in light of Boston.

"Tuesday was our meeting to go over last minute plans," Simpson Bush said. "That was planned, of course it went to another level. Another meeting was scheduled immediately. I was told, you put on the race you have planned, we'll take care of everything else."

Part of that extra planning discussed in the meeting included increased security details, such as K9 units and a request that visitors and participants keep personal items for the race in clear bags.

Listen to more of Simpson Bush's discussion in the video above. (Mobile and tablet users can view the video by viewing this story in a web browser)

You can read about more of the changes by visiting the following link: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/flying-pig-officials-police-make-changes-ahead-of-marathon

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