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After the devastating news of the Boston Marathon explosions, London Marathon organisers have said that their marathon will still take place this Sunday.

There has been a review of security arrangements between police and other authorities and sports minister Hugh Robertson believes that going ahead with the event will “show solidarity with Boston” and “send a very clear message to those responsible”.

The London Marathon will also include a tribute to the Boston Marathon with a 30 second silence before the start. Furthermore runners will be encouraged to wear a black ribbon as a sign of solidarity.