PM: "The scenes from Boston are shocking and horrific - my thoughts are with all those who have been affected."— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) April 15, 2013
The US and UK have a long history of friendship, which is demonstrated in many ways. This includes Marathon runners. 374 runners from the United Kingdom entered the 2013 Boston Marathon and 367 runners from the United States ran in the 2013 London Marathon.
The 2013 London Marathon took place 6 days after the Boston Marathon. Before the race began, there was a moment of silence at the starting line for the victims and those affected by the events in Boston. The race also raised money for the One Fund that day.
The Prime Minster, David Cameron, was so moved by the events that he took the time to visit the site and temporary memorial that was created at the finish line.
The tragedy of the Boston Marathon attacks brought the US and UK together.