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Virgin London Marathon 2013 to go ahead as originally scheduled

16 April 2013

The 2013 Virgin London Marathon, registration and associated events will go ahead as originally scheduled.

We have reviewed and will continue to review our security arrangements with the Metropolitan Police and other authorities.

We are being fully supported in all aspects of the event to safeguard our runners, spectators, volunteers and staff.

Runner registration will take place as planned, with David Weir CBE opening EXPO at 11am on Wednesday 17th April, and we look forward to welcoming our runners there.

London Marathon Chief Executive Nick Bitel said: "The support we have been offered by our stakeholders, London Boroughs and the wider running community has been outstanding. We have the full support of the Metropolitan Police, the Mayor's office and other authorities.

"We want to reassure our runners, spectators, volunteers and everyone connected with the event, that we are doing everything to ensure their safety and that the Virgin London Marathon 2013 is an outstanding success."

For more contact: 020 7265 1126

The 2013 Virgin London Marathon takes place on Sunday 21 April.