Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Father's Rancor

As a runner, I was really disappointed to the news I've heard regarding the death of a co-runner due to a result of serious mistakes, sheer incompetence and gross negligence in the event organized by the Organizing Team. It was really a big punch to the organizers and also to the running community.

Note: This story has been received from Rudy Fuentes and slightly edited for public posting. If you want a copy of the original document leave a comment here with your email or email Rudy Fuentes directly at

REMUS FUENTES died of multiple organ failures as result of heatstroke two days after he ran the 21K in the recent 34th Milo Marathon last July 4, 2010.

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To Fuentes Family: my deepest condolence, i am hoping that you'll find justice for Remus.

To the organizers: Making lapses in organizing the event could be very FATAL, it's not acceptable! AArrrrggghhh.. There is no trading options if life is in the discussions.

And to my fellow runners, hoping that this kind of incident may not happen again and serve as a reminder to be more careful, always remember that race is not about racing someone, but it’s about racing yourself. Run with purpose. Run with heart.


Anonymous said...

awww! diko alam na may ganitong kaganapan. condolence to his family.

Joseph Librero said...

This guy is a friend of my officemate. Condolence to his family.

MiDniGHt DriVer said...

@Kuri: oo parekoy, tsk tsk.

@Joseph: tsk tsk..

Renz said...

saklap naman.
my condolences to his family