Top athlete Mo Farah unites against terror
The Boston marathon was remembered in central London today as top athlete Mo Farah was seen wearing a commemorative ribbon. GB’s most successful long-distance athlete Farah will kick off this years Virgin London Marathon however in preparation for his full debut over the distance, Farah will run only the first half of the race.
Ahead of Sundays race organisers of the Virgin London Marathon have announced that there will be a period of silence that will be signalled by a whistle at both the start and finish of the 30 seconds.
At his press conference in central London Mo Farah was seen wearing a commemorative black ribbon as a show of solidarity with all those affected in Boston. Ribbons will be distributed to all runners when they pick up their race number at the expo.
Race director Hugh Brasher said: “We want to show our support for our friends and colleagues in Boston at this difficult time for the global running community.