Boilermaker To Public – Leave Drones Home
Race officials are asking the general public to keep their drones grounded on Boilermaker Sunday.
Boilermaker President Tim Reed says there have been too many instances of drones losing control and hurting people and they have the obligation to keep the race safe for everyone.
In 2014, an athlete competing in an Australian triathlon was injured by a camera-carrying drone that lost control.
Both the Boston and New York City Marathons have declared drone-free zones along their entire courses. The FAA currently forbids the flying of drones over large gatherings of people.
The 38th running of the Boilermaker takes place on Sunday starting at 7:00 a.m.