US chargé ‘moved’ by marathon

Barbara Stephenson, chargé d’affaires at the US Embassy in London, was touched by the show of respect and solidarity London Marathon runners gave their counterparts in Boston, following the terrorist atrocities.

“We’ve had responses from Her Majesty the Queen, all through Twitter from the British people, and now we have got tens of thousands of London Marathon runners wearing a black ribbon in solidarity with the people of Boston,” she said, adding: “It’s moments like this when you know what the special relationship’s really all about.”