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London Marathon Runners Hold Moment of Silence for Boston Marathon Victims: VIDEO

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Participants in the London Marathon today observed a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston marathon, and wore black ribbons in their honor.

CBS News:

Moments before the majority of runners set off on the grinding course, announcer Geoff Wightman used the loudspeakers to ask for silence. He described marathon running as a global sport that unites runners and supporters in every continent in a spirit of friendship.

"This week the world marathon family was shocked and saddened by the events at the Boston Marathon," he said as he asked the people gathered to "remember our friends and colleagues for whom a day of joy turned into a day of sadness."

As those gathered responded to his call, the only noise that could be heard was the buzz of helicopters and the beeping of a truck.


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  1. FYI, There was a Marathon outside Copenhagen as well today (In Lyngby), and before running, Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" was played, while runners and spectators sang along.

    Denmark also stands with Boston, and indeed America.

    Posted by: Niebuhr | Apr 21, 2013 6:20:52 PM

  2. yikes. i'm glad i don't marathon anyway. never will. and i'm fit as hell.

    Posted by: redball | Apr 21, 2013 6:20:53 PM

  3. Thank you, Denmark.

    Posted by: Demian | Apr 21, 2013 6:43:11 PM

  4. You're most welcome, Demian.

    Posted by: Niebuhr | Apr 21, 2013 6:59:24 PM

  5. No copycat bombers, I pray.

    Posted by: copycat | Apr 21, 2013 7:55:15 PM

  6. As the whistle blew, runners either had their sunglasses on or they had their eyes closed, bowed in honor. Thank you marathoners of London, thank you marathoners of Denmark, for your support of athletes and of your fellow man.

    Posted by: Andrew Cotter | Apr 21, 2013 11:47:06 PM

  7. I live close to Boston, and I have been so touched at the outpouring of support by people all over the world. Thank you so much for your kind gestures. They mean so much to us here in the USA.

    Posted by: Lynda | Apr 22, 2013 1:12:19 AM

  8. It's interesting that this article only drew seven comments. Seven!

    Yet anything to do with Bieber, or for that matter, Reece Witherspoon, will provide voluminous response.

    Maybe the two should be mixed: a celebrity AND a marathon, with the celebrity (gasp!) injured.

    Get your priorities sorted out.

    Posted by: robert | Apr 22, 2013 4:47:22 AM

  9. I'm in Boston. Thank you everyone. Lets hope they catch the whole crew, and lets hope they manage to prevent other crews from killing. I suspect it won't stop here,though.

    8 year old Martin Richard's funeral service in Boston:

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 22, 2013 6:22:29 AM

  10. That was touching. And shows that in crisis, good will always prevail and can unite the world.

    Posted by: Brian | Apr 22, 2013 10:07:48 AM

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