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Officials discuss security ahead of Sunday's Honolulu Marathon

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The 42nd Honolulu Marathon is expected to be the biggest. Already 30,500 people have registered and usually officials get another 1,000 before Sunday's start.

Securing all of those runners and the spectators will require about 500 Honolulu Police Officers. Most of those are being paid through the Marathon.

The city called a press conference Monday to address security and other issues.

After the Boston Marathon bombing Honolulu installed a dozen cameras along the route. Most of those were temporary and came down after the event. They'll be reinstalled before Sunday. Many will be focused on the start, turn-around, and the finish.

There will also be security sweeps by K-9 units.

And there are two command posts set up for emergency management officials.

"We're also going to have a marathon complaint line, if you see something, say something give us a call 808-792-6630," says HPD Chief Louis Kealoha.

Dr. Jim Barahal, the Honolulu Marathon CEO, says the measures worked so well in 2013, they're not making changes, "Last year coming in the aftermath of Boston, was a lot of pressure for everybody and a lot of measures were taken to make sure it was safe."

Barahal doesn't expect any problems this year either and hopes great weather will bring record times and an historic race.

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