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11-02-12, 02:33 PM #1
Outrage grows over decision to hold NY marathon as scheduledA backlash grew against Bloomberg's decision to hold the race on Sunday as scheduled, with some New Yorkers complaining that going ahead with the 26.2-mile race would be insensitive and divert city resources at a time when many are suffering.Bloomberg on Thursday defended the decision to hold the marathon, saying electricity is expected to be restored to all of Manhattan by race day, freeing up "an enormous number of police."
11-02-12, 08:05 PM #2
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and organizers of New York City Marathon cancelled the race Friday amid growing concerns that holding the event would divert resources from cleanup efforts in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
2012 New York City Marathon Canceled After Becoming Lightning Rod For Criticism - WSJ.com
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