London a key step for future races

Sunday belonged to amateurs who reclaimed the streets for fans everywhere

Updated: April 22, 2013, 6:41 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

LONDON -- It was a beautiful, uneventful event. The only distress evident on runners' faces in Sunday's London Marathon was the normal kind, from cramps or blackened toenails or a bum knee. There was minor unhappiness among those who'd hoped the digital timer would stop a few clicks sooner. They'll get over that and many of them will try again.

The fact that 35,000 ran without incident in London does not reattach limbs or restore lost loved ones or fully quell the reverberating ...

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