I wasn't making a comparison with Boston, I said London doesn't want something happening similar to Boston. Berlin didn't either and came up with a wrist band idea.
When you go to your start area at London, you only need to show your number. If a fake one will let you in, the security measure isn't so great.
Also at Berlin, only official bags were allowed in and to go to the baggage drop.
I hate to be coming across flippant when we are talking about people losing their lives but surely to prevent something similar to Boston happening banning spectators would be a much better plan rather than clamping down on fake numbers. Or did you watch 3 Lions and think it was a documentary?
Maybe we should also ban spectators with rucksacks on the tube?
I know my post may read somewhat crass and inappropriate, but how on earth this equates to a terrorist risk is beyond me. London is one of the most paranoid city's on earth, if the police felt that there was a real risk MUCH tougher procedures would be in place at the start. Of course a nutter could run amok with a gun or a knife but they probably won't. And if they did it would be fuck all to do with Boston and a sad refelection of the times we live in where that risk (however small) is ever present
` age surely the Organisers could find a foolproof way round these cheats ..
Who are they cheating ? They don't get a time as they haven't got a chip ? They don't affect the placings in the race as they haven't got a chip. They didn't stop you enjoying yourself or prevent you getting your medal and T shirt...
So who did they cheat ?
Totally agree. And also how on earth do they "spoil" it for other runners.
As for comparing it to Boston, I find that massively disrepectful to the victims of that day. I really can't see why it's a point of comparison. The Boston bombers were in the crowd...