Forum Post: NY marathon canceled - reality triumphs over attempt at spin - that everything is just fine - Look We Had The Marathon - NOT.
Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 3, 2012, 10:18 a.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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Yeah imagine holding the marathon in the midst of great damage and devastation - holding the marathon even though resources would be pulled away from recovery work. Kicking people out of Hotels ( people whose homes are destroyed or at the moment unlivable ) - so that people can rent them for purposes of visiting for the marathon.
So Sorry - the marathon is not a priority at the moment.
Sanity has prevailed for a moment - marathon canceled
BTW - sorry to those of you who made the trip only to be told after arrival that the marathon had been canceled. Would have been nice if sanity had prevailed earlier - like the day the storm made landfall and all of the destruction became real rather then wondered about - just think if rational people had been in charge the cancellation announcement could have been made days ago.