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London Marathon Runners Pay Tribute to Boston Bombing Victims
With black ribbons pinned to their chests, almost 36,000 participants of the London Marathon observed 30 seconds of silence to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings before starting the 32-year-old race.
"Marathon-running is a global sport. It unites runners and supporters on every continent in pursuit of a common challenge and in the spirit of friendship and fellowship," event commentator, Geoff Wightman announced before the half-minute silence.
"This week the world marathon family was shocked and saddened by the events at the Boston Marathon. In a few moments a whistle will sound and we will join together in silence to remember our friends and colleagues for whom a day of joy turned into a day of sadness," he added.
Almost everyone wore black solidarity ribbons while many also donned customized t-shirts bearing the name "Boston."
Organizers of the event also committed to donate $3 to The One Fund Boston, set up to raise money for victims of the blasts, for every competitor who crossed the finish line.
The organizers beefed up police presence throughout the route, with 40 percent more officers on duty to provide security for the runners.
As an extra security measure, the city had litter bins removed from the 42-kilometer route which passed some of London's most iconic landmarks such as Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster, before finishing near Buckingham Palace.
"The best way for us to react is to push ahead with the marathon, to get people on the streets and to celebrate it as we always do in London -- and to send a very clear message that we won't be cowed by this sort of behavior," Sport Minister Hugh Robertson earlier said.
Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia won the men's event for the second time, finishing the race with a time of two hours, six minutes and four seconds.
Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya topped the women's event, beating countrywoman Edna Kiplagat with a time of 2:20:15.
American Tatyana McFadden, who won the Boston Marathon women's wheelchair race, was the first woman to cross the finish line, repeating her feat at the London Marathon. The winner of the men's wheelchair race was Australia's Kurt Fearnley.
World's first subway marks 150th anniversary in London
London Underground, the world's first underground railway, turned 150-years-old.
On January 9, 1863, London Underground, formerly known as the Metropolitan Railway, launched its first-ever track and a day later it was opened to passengers travelling between Paddington and Farringdon.
With more than four million passengers a day, the 402-kilometre network now suffers delays and frequent breakdowns, still it remains "the best, and most iconic, underground system in the world," London mayor Boris Johnson said.
It is vital to London's functioning as a global city. In 2011-12, it made a record of 1.171 billion passenger journeys.
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The Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
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