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Zombie outbreak: Run for your life!

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 01:34

April 16 - Runners race to beat the clock and survive hordes of zombies at a marathon in the Philippines. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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It's the survival of the fittest at a marathon in the Philippines. And there's more than one motivation to beat your race time...avoid this herd of zombies. Five thousand runners fled for their lives as the living dead threatened to attack throughout the five kilometer or three mile course. Event organizer Angelo Cruz said the monster outbreak proved popular with participants. (SOUNDBITE) Angelo Cruz, event organizer, zombie run, saying (English): "We all are fans of zombie movies. We like watching zombie shows and it really tickles our imagination and right now, to have it in reality, it's making everyone's summer, I hope." Runners are considered dead when all of their three flags are stolen, but they can earn them back along the course. Carlos Cang says in the battle of zombies versus humans, it's every man for themselves. (SOUNDBITE) Carlos Cang, runner, saying (English): "In a zombie apocalypse, I guess it's all about thinking about yourself and about your survival. I mean, even if you're with friends, it's all about you. Because I mean, you know, once you die, it's over." Runners who survived the outbreak in Laguna Province might not be so lucky next time. Outbreak Manila is set to hit soon. Kilmeny Duchardt, Reuters.

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Zombie outbreak: Run for your life!

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 01:34