"Australia unreservedly condemns this brutal and senseless attack on what is a great event known around the world - one
people participate in to have fun as their families and friends watch on.
"The images we've seen have been truly shocking ones and our thoughts today are with those who have lost loved ones and
our condolences go to those who have lost family and friends in this tragic event... Our thoughts, our condolences are
with those in Boston and we will continue to provide advice as we can about who is responsible for this senseless and
very, very, cruel attack."