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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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Sleepy Mo Farah almost misses London Marathon start

Mo Farah revealed his preparation for today's London Marathon did not go to plan after the London 2012 double champion overslept.

Mo Farah won two Olympic gold medals in London 2012. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wir

The 30-year-old athlete, who plans to complete half of today's race, told the BBC he was running late: "Radio 5, gotta go. Gotta run, run, run, run."

Asked whether he had warmed up yet, Farah replied: "Not yet. I'm late. I woke up late. I'm going to miss the bus."

The Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion added: "It should be good weather as well, so I'm quite excited."

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