New York City Marathon Remains On Track For Sunday

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The ING New York City Marathon is still scheduled to be run Sunday beginning in Staten Island despite the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: ING New York Marathon

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – The ING New York City Marathon will go on as scheduled Sunday despite the damage caused to the city by Hurricane Sandy, the New York Road Runners said.

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The NYRR, which puts on the race, said it will keep its options open as race day nears. The city is recovering from devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy on Monday.

“This is a very challenging time for the people and city of New York,’’ the NYRR said on its website. “The city is rightfully focused on assessment, restoration and recovery. At NYRR, we stand with our city agency partners and support their efforts. The marathon has always been a special day for New Yorkers as a symbol of the vitality and resiliency of this city. NYRR continues to move ahead with its planning and preparation.”

Many Westchester County runners have been making plans and training for the 26.2-mile race, which begins on Staten Island. But thousands of runners from the United States and abroad were also planning to travel to New York. Many hotels hit by the storm will not be able to accommodate runners.

“We will keep all options open with regard to making any accommodations and adjustments necessary to race day and race weekend events," the organization said in its statement. "We will provide an update and more detail as information becomes available.”

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nmaulella:

I think we are all forgetting something here. New Yorkers are resilient and will always come together for the greater good, they have done just that in donating & volunteering. ING marathon is iconic, prestigious and will bring revenue to the city in hard economic times. We must continue to live our lives, 1 day at a time. Runners prepare years in advance for a marathon and this event should not be taken away from. A marathon is an culmination of sweaty summers, freezing weathers and doubtful rainy days. Many run for charities and those monies should go for that cause. Everyone is in need in some fashion but who are you to say that you need it more? NYRR has canceled many events this week & is offering their full cooperation. Please obtain the facts first & see all sides before you pass judgement. To all the runners this Sunday: Make NYC proud and give us hope to a bright future! We will rebuild & recover better than ever. Now go run NYC!

bornagain:

It's a great event, but the city may have too much on its plate to be dealing with the logistics of this kind of five-borough event. Maybe the loss of revenue -- $300 million or more -- is the reason for the going on with it.

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