An estimate of 35,000 runners is expected to participate in London Marathon on Sunday, six days after the Boston Marathon terrorist attack that killed three and injured more than 180. Security officials now observe measures to tighten security for the event.
This year’s celebration will proceed with the usual pre-race nerves and excitement, but will be unlike any other race in its 32-year history. In remembrance of Boston’s casualties, thousands of runners and spectators will observe a 30-second silence ahead of the starting gun. Competitors will also pin black solidarity ribbons to their chests.
Race organizers plan to donate $3 to The One Fund Boston for every runner who crosses the finishing line. The proceeds will be used to support the victims of the explosion.