BACOLOD CITY, April 17 (PNA) — Close to a hundred runners from this city joined the solidarity run as tribute to the victims of Boston Marathon bombing early Wednesday morning.
Organized by the group known as “I Run Bacolod,” the solidarity run also condemned the bombing that left three spectators dead and hundreds wounded.
The run started in front of the ABS-CBN Broadcast Complex along Lacson Street here going to the boundary of the metro and Talisay City, Negros Occidental and back to the starting line.
Local sports writers and columnists here also condemned the bombing. One of them was Cyrus M. Garde who described the attack as the “worst thing to happen in sports.”
In his column published Wednesday in Negros Daily Bulletin, Garde said the attack tainted with blood the famous marathon and it was the first time it happened.
He also urged the authorities here to strengthen their security operations, especially in the upcoming Palarong Pambasa in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on Sunday.
“We cannot tell but we should be careful and cautious. We are not sure what somebody else is thinking if they go crazy,” Garde wrote.
The Boston Marathon on Monday was participated by thousands of runners coming from various countries worldwide, including the Philippines. (PNA)