After much controversy this week, the New York City Marathon has been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy.
The NYRR released the following statement on the New York City Marathon’s official web site:
City of New York and New York Road Runners Announce Race Cancellation
The City of New York and New York Road Runners announce that the 2012 ING NYC Marathon has been canceled. While holding the race would not require diverting resources from the recovery effort, it is clear that it has become the source of controversy and division. 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 help New York City recover from the storm. New York Road Runners will have additional information in the days ahead and we thank you for your dedication to the spirit of this race. The Expo will remain open tomorrow.
Unlike my esteemed colleague and New Yorker, Cinnamon, I wasn’t comfortable with the original decision to move forward with the race after Sandy. Read more >>