Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai commented on the tragedy in the city's marathon, and said that despite the hot and dry weather, "I don’t think it would be right to cancel the marathon. Next week Obama is visiting the country and hence we could not postone it without canceling the entire race.
"The event is sad and troubling. However, everything was done in coordination with the Health Ministry and the preparation was excellent. Things must be investigated to a tee, however, there has yet to be a marathon without injuries," Huldai said. (Attila Somfalvi)