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Boston bombings cast shadow over London Marathon

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Sunday's London Marathon will take place amid a climate of heightened security and increased vigilance following the fatal bomb attacks that plunged the Boston Marathon into tragedy. 

British Olympic double gold medallist Mo Farah makes his trademark "Mobot" gesture as he poses for photographers in central London on April 18, 2013. Sunday's London Marathon will take place amid a climate of heightened security and increased vigilance following the fatal bomb attacks that plunged the Boston Marathon into tragedy.

The twin blasts that killed three and wounded more than 180 in Boston on Monday have prompted organisers of the London race to ramp up security measures in a bid to reassure runners and the half a million spectators expected to line the route.

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