NYC Marathon Canceled in Wake of Sandy

Mayor Michael Bloomberg bows to public pressure and cancels the race amid controversy.
3:00 | 11/02/12

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The ING New York City Marathon has been canceled that news confirmed by the mayor's office just moments ago and we've got -- powers -- sports anchor here. With the very latest on this. You know they simply wanted to run for recovery but there were other forces that were much louder and those voices have been heard. There will be -- America on this Sunday it has been canceled for this weekend we have a statement now fresh from the mayor. And the New York City road runners the marathon has been an integral part of New York city's life for forty years and is an event tens of thousands of New Yorkers participate in and millions more watched. 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. The -- always brought our city together and inspired us with stories of courage and determination we would not want -- cloud. To hang over the race or its participants. And so we have decided. To cancel it. Course this has been a controversy now ever since super -- sandy raged on two are on to our shores and now. Those your voices have been been heard. It's canceled for this weekend there is no marathon this weekend and in no word on rescheduling. No word yet on anything were waiting for word from the new York road runners right now to see what exactly happens. -- from this point forward.

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