Jeptoo wins London Marathon amid high security

Associated Press
British police officers gather at the start at Blackheath during the London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 21, 2013. The London Marathon started as planned on a glorious sunny morning Sunday despite concerns raised by the bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon six days ago. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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British police officers gather at the start at Blackheath during the London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 21, 2013. The London Marathon started as planned on a glorious sunny morning Sunday despite concerns raised by the bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon six days ago. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LONDON (AP) — Priscah Jeptoo won the women's London Marathon amid strengthened security in the first major race since the twin bombings at the Boston race.

The London Olympics silver medalist, who like most competitors wore a black ribbon, crossed the line in front of Buckingham Palace in 2 hours 20 minutes, 15 seconds.

The Kenyan clocked the fastest time this year to finish ahead of compatriot Edna Kiplagat.

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