Bergen County, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/03/2014 -- Since the bombing at the Boston Marathon last year, racers have seen stricter rules and new policies in place at races across the country. For Anthony Amado from New Jersey this has meant being more careful about what comes along in the race bag, as a lot of basic items are now being banned. Some races are handing out clear bags that racers must use for all personal belongings.
The Boston Marathon has taken things a step further this year. Organizers have banned a long list of items for this year’s race including bags (backpacks, etc) and strollers. Containers of liquid larger than 1 liter, costumes that cover the face and bulky clothes like vests with pockets have always been banned.
Organizers have also put an end to unregistered runners and bikers jumping into the race along the route. For Anthony Amado this might be the most disappointing change. “Having the support of others and knowing that anyone can come along for moral support can really be a game changer out there, but that can’t happen this year” Amado explained.
Race organizers stress the changes are for the safety of everyone involved. After what happened last year nobody wants to take any chances.
About Anthony Amado
Anthony Amado was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. Coming from a large loving family, Anthony has developed a strong sense of determination and compassion for others. Growing up Anthony was in involved in church activities and an elite traveling soccer team. Traveling with the team required teamwork and dedication. It also allowed Anthony the chance to travel abroad and learn about new cultures and people at a young age.
Anthony attended college at Montclair State University, in Montclair, New Jersey. While in college Anthony continued to play colligate soccer. It was in college where Anthony’s strong interest in business and marketing started to grow. Anthony joined an international business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPSI) in college. The organization elected Anthony to the position of pledge class president. Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher.
In the professional world, Anthony joined a growing company and has continued to help it grow. To get the business where it is at today, Anthony had to work three jobs at times to make it happen. The hard work and dedication that Anthony developed at a young age has carried through today.