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Boston Marathon attack: Paula Radcliffe on 'cowardly' blasts

The women's marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe has spoken of her "sadness and anger" at an attack on the Boston Marathon which left three people dead and more than 170 injured.

An eight-year-old boy was among the fatalities when two bombs exploded near the finish line of Monday's race.

Radcliffe praised the spirit of athletes who helped the injured but said, as a mother, she would think twice about allowing her family near the finish line of future races.

Organisers of Sunday's London Marathon have announced plans for a 30-second silence at the start of the race and runners will be given a black ribbon to wear.

  • 17 Apr 2013
  • From the section UK
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