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Rain dampens Boston Marathon

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BOSTON (AP) -- Rain has started falling at the Boston Marathon starting line, and forecasters warn that it will be a soggy race for the 30,000 runners and 1 million spectators.

David Parkinson of New York City is running his sixth consecutive Boston. The 29-year-old was sheltering under a tent, sitting on trash bags and swaddled in blankets to keep warm.

Police are patrolling the area with bomb-sniffing dogs. Authorities say more than 3,000 officers -- uniformed and undercover -- have been deployed for Monday's marathon.

It's the second edition since terrorist bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the finish line in 2013.

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