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Postby kaisy on Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:06 am

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There was plenty of offence, the Rogers Centre was packed, even Roberto Alomar and Pat Gillick were in the house.Determined to put on a show of "solidarity" for Boston, defiant London Marathon organizers will stage the race as planned on Sunday despite the threat of terrorism at one of Britains most iconic sports events. The British capital has long been a top target for terrorists, and concerns have only intensified after Mondays harrowing scenes at the Boston Marathon, where bombs killed three people and injured more than 170. After holding high-level talks with police and authorities, organizers confirmed on Tuesday that the London version will go ahead, in the knowledge that outdoor events like a 42-kilometre marathon can never be risk-free. "One of the great things about these marathons is that they are free and available to the public -- thats why we have hundreds of thousands of people come out and watch them," Nick Bitel, chief executive of the London Marathon, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "I cant see how that is going to change. "Its part of the whole ethos of what a mass-participation marathon is about. What one has to do is make appropriate and reasonable security measures in light of the threats and thats what well be doing on Sunday." There will be a period of silence of 30 seconds prior to the start of the elite mens race and mass start "to mark the tragic events that have unfolded in Boston," organizers said in a statement. Runners are also being encouraged to wear a black ribbon, which will be handed out when they pick up their race numbers. "We want to show our support for our friends and colleagues in Boston at this difficult time for the global running community," race director Hugh Brasher said. The marathon will be watched by an estimated 1 million spectators as an expected 36,550 runners weave their way past and along some of the citys most recognizable landmarks. Prince Harry, the patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, will attend the race and make the presentations to the winners. "We wont be cowered by this sort of behaviour," said British sports minister Hugh Robertson, who hailed the countrys security forces as "the best anywhere in the world." "The best way for us to react is to push ahead with the marathon on Sunday, to get people on the streets and to celebrate it as we always do in London. These are balance of judgments but we are absolutely confident here that we can keep the event safe and secure. I think this is one of those incidents where the best way to show solidarity with Boston is to continue and send a very cleaar message to those responsible.dddddddddddd" Mo Farah, Britains double Olympic long-distance champion, will be running a half-marathon while the three medallists from the mens marathon at the London Games are also among the entries. There have been no high-profile withdrawals so far and Bitel told the AP that the agents of the top competitors have been contacted, reassured and "kept comfortable with what is happening." "Theres rather intense activity going on to ensure the race is safe and is carried off with the usual aplomb," said Ed Warner, chairman of UK Athletics. "The decision at the moment is to go ahead with the race and Im sure it is the right decision. They will cope very well with the increased demands placed on them." Sundays race in London is one of six in the world marathon series along with Tokyo, Boston, Berlin, Chicago and New York. Belgrade is among other cities staging marathons this weekend, with organizer Dejan Nikolic expressing confidence that the race will be safe and a "beautiful running festival." "We will do our best so that this year the security level is even higher," Nikolic said. In 2005, suicide attacks on the public transport system in the British capital killed 52 people. London and mainland Britain also face a moderate threat from Northern Ireland-related terrorism, according to the government, and a massive security operation was put in place last summer to protect the successful London Olympics. This years Boat Race between English universities Oxford and Cambridge went ahead amid tightened security after a protester jumped into the River Thames last year and narrowly avoided being hit by the oars of the two crews. Royal Marines were stationed along the length of the 4 1/4-mile (nearly 7-kilometre) course. Police already were preparing a major security operation in London for Wednesdays ceremonial funeral for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, an event at St. Pauls Cathedral that will be attended by Queen Elizabeth II and dignitaries. The plans call for a procession through the streets of London, with Thatchers flag-draped coffin to be carried on a horse-drawn carriage. The funerals security plans are expected to be reviewed in light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. "I would stress that at this stage, theres been no announcement that this is terrorism-related," Metropolitan Police commander Christine Jones said. "We are working with London Marathon to make sure we have all the tactics in place that we need." ' ' '
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