Marathon runners 'encouraged to wear black ribbons'

Sky News sports correspondent Paul Kelso has said runners at the London Marathon will be encouraged to wear black ribbons on Sunday to remember the victims of the Boston blasts:

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Runners will also be encouraged to wear black ribbons, which will be distributed when they register for the race

Earlier organisers of the race said they would be holding a period of silence before the start of the race.

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Police boost ahead of marathon

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