NYC Marathon cancelled

Thankfully, the NYC Marathon will not take place this Sunday.  Obviously, in light of the devastation to NYC due to Hurricane Sandy, holding the marathon would have represented a bad priority.

Mayor Bloomberg’s office reports:
“We have decided to cancel the NYC marathon. The New York Road Runners
will have additional information in days ahead for participants.”

Said Bloomberg in a statement:
“We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants,
and so we have decided to cancel it. We cannot allow a controversy over
an athletic event — even one as meaningful as this — to distract
attention away from all the critically important work that is being done
to recover from the storm and get our city back on track.”

I believe the idea of staying the course and holding the marathon was to show the world New Yorkers are tough and survivors, but it was just not a good idea so soon after the storm.  Wise decision.