Boston Holds Moment Of Silence For Bombing Victims

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It's cold, wet and windy on Monday for the 122nd running of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.

The city of Boston has held a moment of silence on the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. "Marathons are about determination and the triumph of the human spirit, and we are proud to showcase these values which represent the Olympic Spirit to viewers around the world".

Manchester City's telecommunications partner in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Etisalat, has really surpassed itself with its celebration video following the English club's Premier League title coronation.

Diana Dearden, a 26-year-old runner from Wilmington, Delaware, says she feels challenged by the rain and is anxious the cold will lead to problems.

"It is with deep regret that I have to withdraw from tomorrow's Boston Marathon", she said in a statement through race management.

The 26-year-old's build-up to the Beantown race was not flawless as she withdrew from the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships with a sore foot, though she told us at the press conference that her foot was "doing great" and feeling "100 percent".

To make the race even more poignant for Boyarko, she is running in honor of a friend who trained for the race but passed away before she could compete. In fall, she made it two-for-two in A+ marathon runs with a third place, 2:20:57 effort in Chicago-the second-fastest time ever recorded by an American woman. When she completes the race, she is going to her friend's gravesite and will bury the charm there. "We have reclaimed the finish line, and Boston has emerged with a new strength, a resilience rooted in love", Walsh said.

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