The President of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF), Lamine Diack Condemned in a statement the “horrific and cowardly attacks” that bereaved families at the Boston Marathon, ran on Monday.
He also gave his backing to victims “Our Association mourns those killed in Boston and presents its condolences and deepest sympathy to the families. Our thoughts go out to them and to the wounded. Those horrible and cowardly attacks prey to human freer activities. Whether for fun or for competition, road racing illustrates the basic honesty of human movement, strength and durability. We stand by the organizers of the Boston Marathon, the oldest in the world, the Association of marathons and the inhabitants of Boston during this tragedy and we are condemning this stupid attack, ‘ he Said and continues his indignation.
“What makes t his act so vile and its planning so incomprehensible is that marathons around the world are selfless acts of human generosity. Millions of dollars are raised by the participants each year for charities. These events are organized by Thousands of volunteers who give generously their time to operate trucks or baggage issues of water supply after the finish line. Streets are lined with millions of spectators who come to applaud, encourage and embrace the best of the human activity. There can be no excuse, no reason to justify these explosions in Boston that disgusts everyone. ‘