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London Marathon pays tribute to Boston Marathon

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Athletes and organizers participating in the London Marathon Sunday paid tribute to the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week, news sources report.

The New York Times reports that there were about 35,000 athletes competing in the race, and all stopped for a moment of silence before the race to honor the victims of the Boston bombings. Spectators held American flags and a banner that read "For Boston." Many of the athletes also wore a black ribbon to honor the victims.

According to the New York Times, around 20 people ran in both the Boston and London marathons. The winner of both women's wheelchair races, Tatyana McFadden, said Sunday "was about running for Boston."

CBS News reports that thousands of spectators come to watch the London Marathon each year. As a safety measure, police said they would increase their presence at the race.

According to CBS News, organizers of the race in London planned to donate money to a fund established to help victims of the bombings in Boston.

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