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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)-- St. Louis police took a cue from the deadly Boston Marathon bombings to develop a strategy to protect fans during the World Series.

Police Chief Sam Dotson says his department has explored the worst scenarios and are ready if danger strikes.

A St. Charles marathon runner who experienced the bombings six months ago describes the intense fear that swept through Boston that day.

St. Charles runner Howard Mayes had just passed the finish line, using his own recorder to document the event.

It's a day that will go down in history as one of the most terrifying sporting events on American soil.

Howard's wife Karen was with him that day last April.

As the Mayes watched Wednesday night's World Series game, they thought back to six months ago and Howard admits big sporting events can make him a little nervous these days.

Howard Mayes says he'd love to run next year's Boston Marathon, but health  issues have prevented him from training.

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