With Mayor Michael Bloomberg deciding to cancel Sunday's New York City Marathon, the overwhelming consensus is in support of the decision.
New York City Marathon Will Not Be Held Sunday - NYTimes.com:
"We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it. We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event -- even one as meaningful as this -- to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track."
New York finally realizes having marathon would have been an obscene gesture:trib.in/VIu12r— Philip Hersh (@olyphil) November 2, 2012
Canceling New York City marathon was an absolute no-brainer. Shouldn't have taken so long.— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) November 2, 2012
I feel for my friends who trained so hard for the marathon, but canceling it was the right call. A no-brainer for all but Gov't officials.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) November 2, 2012
Thank goodness logic prevailed and they canceled the NYC marathon. Who cares about morons like me running in a race? It was too soon.— Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) November 2, 2012
Nice front desk woman at Brooklyn Bridge Marriott as news broke: "Praise God, they cancelled the marathon. Should have done it 5 days ago"— Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) November 2, 2012
Just told the pro athletes that the #INGNYCM was cancelled. They are stunned & saddened. I know all of them trained so hard for this race...— David Monti (@d9monti) November 2, 2012
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