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London prepares for marathon ahead of Boston bombings

Published 5:07 AM ET, Fri April 19, 2013
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Just six days after bomb blasts rocked the Boston Marathon, London will hold its own race, pledging to observe a 30-second silence in solidarity with U.S. victims. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images/File
Competitors will be urged to wear black ribbons to show their support for Boston, after explosions killed three people and wounded more than 180. Tom Dulat/Getty Images/File
Security will be stepped-up at the event, with politicians pointing to the smooth delivery of last year's Olympics to reassure runners and spectators. Matthew Lloyd/GettyImages/File
"Obviously, in light of what happened in Boston, we've had to have a look at security and we have a detailed and well-thought-out plan with the Metropolitan Police which we have year-in, year-out," sais London Marathon chief executive Nigel Bitel. Courtesy Aaron Tang
The haunting image of bloodied victims in the Boston attack will no doubt loom large in the minds of Londoners who have vowed to show their support on Sunday. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images