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At most marathons, unregistered runners — known as bandits — are considered freeloaders preying on the good will of race organizers and official entrants.
Yet the Boston Marathon has long handled bandits with a light touch, turning a frowned-upon practice into a back-of-the-pack tradition.
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But with tightened security for this year’s race, organizers have warned bandits they will NOT BE ALLOWED , and could be removed from the course.