Sunday's London Marathon Will Go On

Sunday's London Marathon Will Go On

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LONDON -

Determined to put on a show of "solidarity" for Boston, London Marathon organizers will stage their race on Sunday despite the threat of terrorism.

The British capital has long been a top target for terrorists, and concerns have only intensified ahead of Sunday's race after Monday's harrowing scenes at the Boston Marathon, where bombs killed three people and injured many more.

However, British sports minister Hugh Robertson said the London Marathon, watched by an estimated 500,000 spectators and run through some of the city's most recognizable landmarks, should be staged as planned to show "we won't be cowered by this sort of behavior."

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