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London Marathon shows its solidarity with Boston

Among the many heartfelt tributes to Boston that have poured in from across the world since the bombings on Monday, one has a special resonance: The organizers of the world’s next major marathon in London have vowed that they will not cancel their race, which is scheduled for Sunday. “The best way to show solidarity with Boston is to continue,” a government official told the BBC.

As it should be, theirs was a considered decision, and not some act of reckless bravado. London has plenty of experience conducting races amid the threat of terrorism; the marathon there was held every year during the IRA’s bombing campaign in the ’80s, and also after the Al Qaeda attacks on the London Underground in 2005.

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