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 and the hundreds of thousands of spectators.

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.

Art Chansky of and host of Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook on WCHL spoke with WCHL and Interim General Manager Jan Bolick to talk about what they’ve seen pre-race, and what they expect Monday.

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Jan was two miles short of finishing the marathon last year because of the bombing. She and her sister returned this year to finish the race with many others.

In addition to the 36,000 runners–9,000 more than last year–one million spectators are expected in Boston, which is twice as many as last year, and the police force is double what it was last year.