Kebede claims second London Marathon title

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LONDON — Tsegaye Kebede claimed a second London Marathon title, cheered through the streets by thousands of spectators reassured by enhanced security at the first major race since the twin bombings at the Boston event.

A race that started with a tribute to the Boston victims with a moment of silence ended with a thrilling conclusion under clear blue skies.

With a black ribbon pinned to his chest, Kebede chased down Emmanuel Mutai in the closing stages, and overtook the tiring Kenyan to cross the line first in front of Buckingham Palace.

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