On the run with the cops

February 5, 2015

 

Runners fill the street in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at the start of the Tokyo Marathon 2009 in Tokyo March 22, 2009. More than 30,000 runners participated in the third edition of the Tokyo Marathon. REUTERS/Franck Robichon/Pool

Runners fill the street in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at the start of the Tokyo Marathon in Tokyo March 22, 2009. REUTERS/Franck Robichon/Pool

 

Donuts? Not for these cops.

A crew of 64 officers plans to run the Tokyo Marathon this year – but not for fun. These police runners will each be fitted with a camera to capture footage of the race, amid increased concerns over terror attacks. Reuters says the new measures are being tested out in anticipation of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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