Marathon solidarity with Boston

Runners and spectators of the 33rd London Marathon turned out in force today in a show of solidarity to the victims of the Boston bomb attacks. More than 35,000 runners ran the 26.2 mile route.

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Jenkins: 'We want to show our support for Boston'

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins said she was running the London Marathon in memory of her father and to show solidarity to people affected by the bombings in Boston.

Katherine Jenkins is running the London Marathon today. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

She said: "Like everyone else, it was just so devastating to see that on the news. But I think we all feel more than ever that we want to do this and show our support for Boston."

The 32-year-old, who has raised over £22,000 for a cancer care charity, added: "I wanted to run it in support of Macmillan. My father passed away from cancer when I was 15 and the Macmillan nurses came and they were wonderful."

She said: "I really don't think of myself as an athletic person at all. I never in a million years thought I would do this. I'm glad that I am, but I am nervous."

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