Earlier this week, the city of El Paso hosted its fourth International 10k run to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. This was the first time the race ended in Mexico and the first event of its kind that brought together the two countries after the Walmart shooting that took the lives of 22 people in El Paso in August.
It was an emotional experience for the racers, some of whom were crossing the border to Ciudad Juárez for the first time. Runners were seen crying as they ascended the Stanton Bridge that connects Mexico and the United States.
For the folks in this area, having a day with an open border, even if it’s just for a few hours, is extremely significant. “There’s a border between us, but there’s one community that lives and thrives on both sides,” said Jessica Caplin, an El Paso resident.
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