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New York City Marathon reaction: Internet, social media respond to running of race

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Reaction to the decision by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to go ahead with the New York City Marathon.

Chris Trotman

Here is some of the reaction from around the Internet, including Twitter, to the decision to run the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Bloomberg Gets Pushback on NYC Marathon Continuing Amid Sandy Aftermath | EURweb
The effects of Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy on New York City are becoming more and more evident everyday. It's not a pretty picture and there's a lot of suffering going on.Bloomberg Gets Pushback on NYC Marathon Continuing Amid Sandy Aftermath | EURweb

The effects of Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy on New York City are becoming more and more evident everyday. It's not a pretty picture and there's a lot of suffering going on.

New York City Marathon should be postponed by one week - Michael Rosenberg - SI.com
A few days ago, right after Hurricane Sandy hit, I tweeted that if the New York City Marathon is held as scheduled on Sunday, it will be the most miraculous sporting event in history.

Bloomberg blasted for going forward with marathon as city reels from Sandy | Fox News
As hundreds of thousands of Big Apple residents suffer in homes left without power by Hurricane Sandy, two massive generators are being run 24/7 in Central Park — to juice a media tent for Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

Backlash Builds as New York City Marathon Divides City - NYTimes.com
Scott M. Stringer, the Manhattan borough president, added his name to those opposed to running the New York City Marathon in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath.

AFP: New York marathon plans divide city