Posted in NYC | music on November 2, 2012

NYC Marathon

After harsh criticism, the city has cancelled Sunday's NYC Marathon after all.

UPDATE: a statement from the Mayor:

"The Marathon has been an integral part of New York City's life for 40 years and is an event tens of thousands of New Yorkers participate in and millions more watch. 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 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. 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. The New York Road Runners will have additional information in the days ahead for participants."
In related news, power just came back in the East Village and Lower East Side.

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Comments (22)

where is the confirmation on this? why does the NY Times have nothing on this?

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 5:24 PM

The right decision has been made.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 5:24 PM

Where is the confirmation on this? Why does the NY Times have nothing on this? Or is this BV's attempt to get hits?

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 5:24 PM

the right decision would have been to alter the marathon route and turn it into a 26-mile trek through the most devastated areas of the five boroughs, where the runners could carry/drop off supplies in all necessary areas. whoever wasn't interested in the modified marathon could fuck off.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 5:27 PM

If you want confirmation, type 'NYC Marathon' into either Google or Twitter. The internet is awesome.

Posted by Really, guy. The NYT? | November 2, 2012 5:27 PM

"the right decision would have been to alter the marathon route and turn it into a 26-mile trek through the most devastated areas of the five boroughs, where the runners could carry/drop off supplies in all necessary areas. whoever wasn't interested in the modified marathon could fuck off."

^^This. Glad they cancelled, regardless. Participants would have been attacked.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 5:29 PM

Ya'll just skurrred of my leg prowess. If anyone wants to test me let's meet on the Brooklyn Bridge at high noon Sunday. You bring the lame, I'll bring the thunder.

Posted by fast mudderfuker(!) | November 2, 2012 5:30 PM

#ModifiedMarathonWhitePeopleProblems

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 5:33 PM

HAVE YOU ALL FORGOTTEN ABOUT PISMO BEACH

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 5:39 PM

RT ‏@LucCarl: Am I going to get booed while running the NYC Marathon like I'm returning from Vietnam? Let's not do something we'll regret people.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 5:40 PM

finally some common sense. running is awful.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 10:51 PM

Marathons are for the bourgeois. Good riddance.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2012 6:38 AM

Boo! NO smiling skeletons in tiny shorts?! Booooo!

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2012 8:35 AM

"why does the NY Times have nothing on this?"

You're kidding, right?
This is typical liberal idiocy - if it's in the Times, it's got to be true? Fucking sheeple.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2012 3:56 PM

Anyone who uses the term "sheeple" is to be completely ignored. Fact.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2012 1:04 AM

..not to mention anyone using the words "liberal idiocy", in a statement.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2012 3:43 AM

356 is right though.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2012 6:06 AM

looks like 3:56 got some liberal panties all in a punch, huh! good for him.

1:04 & 3:43 - why u mad bros?

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2012 9:01 AM

1:04 = braaahahahahahahaaaaaa

Get it? U get it, brah? Ha ha ha.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2012 9:26 AM

^ let's see if you can guess what I am now .....

braaahahahahahahaaaaaa

I'm a sheeple .... Get it?

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2012 9:38 AM

i'm anti-hurricane and pro-environment. Romney/Ryan 2012.

Posted by Alex Jones | November 5, 2012 10:20 AM

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