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APR 21, 2013 - The Guardian

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London reclaims marathon spirit with Boston tribute

Race preceded by 30-second silence for US bomb victims, with some runners wearing ribbons and praising huge crowd supportDefiant runners and supporters claimed back much of the marathon spirit on Sunday as around 36,000 people pounded London's streets cheered on by an estimated crowd of half a million.Black ribbons, worn by many, and a 30-second silence at the start, acknowledged the Boston bombing which, six days ago, claimed the lives of three and injured up to 180.On a gloriously sunny Sunday competitors and spectators refused to allow the atrocity to redefine a sporting event which so ... Read More

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