“While holding the race would not require diverting resources from the recovery effort”
Cancelling the race should mean that those resources made available for the marathon can now be used for the good of those suffering from the impact for the storm. These are now additional resources available.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg bowed to public pressure today and canceled Sunday’s running of the 2012 ING New York Marathon….
…’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 mayor said in a statement. ‘The marathon has always brought our city together and inspired us with stories of courage and determination. We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it….
Watch your back, New York. Bloomberg is not going to take this lying down. What is that spiteful elitist going to ban now?