Ethiopian Kebede and Kenyan Jeptoo win London Marathon; Fitger’s 5K runners remember the Boston Marathon

Less than a week after the Boston Marathon, the London Marathon took place Sunday with heightened security.

Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede added to his 2010 title with a victory in 2:06:15, while Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo led the women’s field in 2:20:15, the best time in the world this year.

The Associated Press has a recap here.

The BBC has a report here.

The Boston Globe has a video “Five Days in April” looking back on last week’s events here.

Grandma’s Marathon course record holder Dick Beardsley of Austin, Texas, talked with Randy Shaver of KARE-11 in the Twin Cities about the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon in a video interview here.

Three-time Boston Marathon women’s winner Uta Pippig, who grew up in East Germany and is now an American citizen, writes about the Boston Marathon in an opinion piece for the Boston Globe here.

On Saturday in Duluth, in the 24th Fitger’s 5K Run and Walk, many entrants remembered the 2013 Boston Marathon. Rick Weegman has a story here and there is a photo gallery here.

Also at 6 p.m. Monday, at the Lakewalk Rose Garden in Duluth:

The Board of Directors of the North Shore Striders will dedicate our next group run to those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon. We encourage runners and non-runners alike to come out in support for those injured. There will be a free-will offering collected at the run that will be sent to The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help those afflicted by the attack. Everyone is encouraged to wear a race shirt or blue and yellow as a visual show of support.

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