Silence for Boston at London Marathon

By Erika Mahoney

Silence for Boston at London Marathon

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 9:25 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Communities across the nation and around the world are honoring the Boston bombing victims in numerous ways.

London Marathon runners held a moment of silence before taking off Saturday morning.

CBS News reports there was a 40 percent increase in police officers compared to what was planned before the bombings in Boston.

London's Metropolitan Police Service nearly doubled its number of officers sent to the event.

About 36,000 runners participated.

Organizers are donating two pounds per finisher to the One Fund Boston.

The fund is raising money for the bombing victims.

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