London 'wants to show support for friends in Boston'

London Marathon organisers announced that there will be "a period of silence lasting 30 seconds" before the start of the elite men's race and mass start on Sunday.

We want to show our support for our friends and colleagues in Boston at this difficult time for the global running community.

We are determined to deliver an amazing event that will focus on one of the core pillars of the London Marathon, which is 'to have fun and provide some happiness and a sense of achievement in a troubled world'.

– London Marathon race director Hugh Brasher