Extra security in place as London Marathon is run

The first major international marathon since the bomb attack in Boston was run under tighter security today.

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LONDON (AP) - The first major international marathon since the bomb attack in Boston was run under tighter security today.

The popular London Marathon got a sunny day in the British capital. Tens of thousands of runners paid tribute to Boston victims. There was a 30-second moment of silence before the start and some runners wore black armbands.

Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede won for the second time, chasing down Emmanuel Mutai, and overtaking the Kenyan in the closing stages to cross the line first in front of Buckingham Palace.

The Monday bombing in Boston left three people dead and more than 170 injured, including many who are still hospitalized. In addition, a policeman was killed during the search for the two suspected bombers.


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