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12. MAYOR BLOOMBERG CANCELS MARATHON It had been
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12. MAYOR BLOOMBERG CANCELS MARATHON
It had been less than a week since Sandy devastated the New York area, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted the world’s largest marathon would go on as scheduled Nov. 4. Then only two days before the big event he reversed course amid intense pressure from the media, constituents and some aides and canceled the race, leaving thousands of international runners with nowhere to run.
To most, it was an acknowledgment that resources were more urgently needed elsewhere. Bloomberg merely said he did not want “a cloud to hang over the race or its participants.” Some runners went to Staten Island instead to help with the recovery.
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