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Bacolod runners to run in honor of Kobe Bryant

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BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – A group of recreational runners here saddened by the death of basketball star Kobe Bryant will take to the streets on a five-kilometer run this evening to try to shake off their sorrow since this morning over the death of the Black Mamba.

The digital invitation from the group. | Graphics from John Julien Gadian
The digital invitation from the group. | Graphics from John Julien Gadian

Run organizer John Julien Gadian told DNX the run is a way to lift the spirits of his fellow runners under Team Tuyaw (hex in Hiligaynon) who have been deeply affected by Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash in California, USA.

The group takes off 6pm, 27 January from the Capitol Lagoon here.

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He said most of his team members are fans of Bryant, the LA Lakers star whose exploits as a basketball player and as a humanitarian are celebrated globally.

Team Tuyaw's favorite Kobe quote. | Graphics from John Julien Gadian
Team Tuyaw’s favorite Kobe quote. | Graphics from John Julien Gadian

Those who will join the run will wear black or jersey shirts in honor of Bryant.

“We are fans of Kobe because of his positive approach to basketball and because he is good at it,” Gadian added.

Other running clubs expected to join are Bacolod Afternoon Recreational, Runners, D’Hamsters, Bacolod Road Stallions, Team Himamaylan, and Team Awa.

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Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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