Officials say security is tight for Boston Marathon

BOSTON- State and local officials are hoping for a safe but still enjoyable day for the 36,000 runners planning to participate in the Boston Marathon on Monday and for the hundreds of thousands of spectators.

The marathon comes one year after two homemade bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

The Boston Marathon returns to the streets for its 118th edition Monday.

The first runners take off from the starting line at 8:50 a.m.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said Boston may be the safest place in America Monday.