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Author Topic: Hurricane Sandy update  (Read 6027 times)

Offline Scott

Re: Hurricane Sandy update
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2012, 03:02:25 PM »
They've also just postponed the New York Marathon that was scheduled for Sunday.

It's about time.  They should have killed it as soon as the storm was predicted to hit NYC.  Pretty late call for anyone coming from another country to run (last year there were 3 guys from our little Swiss village who did the marathon).  They have to go early to acclimatize and be well rested. 

The hotels are also probably in total chaos with so many people in lower Manhattan without power still - I'm sure tons of them moved into hotels.  Running the marathon with Manhattan in such a state would have been very selfish and stupid of the organizers.  If they had not waited until the last second, they could have held the run in upstate NY in any of a hundred smaller towns who would have loved to host everyone.  But now they've made the call so late, there is no chance.  Bloomberg should tell the organizers to take a hike and come back next year.  Runners don't bring much to the local economy anyhow.  They're usually cheapskates.
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Offline cosworth151

Re: Hurricane Sandy update
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2012, 03:07:32 PM »
Mayor Bloomberg wanted to go ahead with the race, but was bullied out of it by other politicians. He thought it would be a symbol that the city couldn't be beaten. He's the main reason why it wasn't cancelled earlier.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

 


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