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New York City Marathon canceled

Workers assemble the photo bridge at the finish of the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park on Friday.
Workers assemble the photo bridge at the finish of the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park on Friday.
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The New York City Marathon was canceled today by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race while the region is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. With people in storm-ravaged areas still shivering without electricity and the death toll in New York City at more than 40, many New Yorkers recoiled at the prospect of police officers being assigned to protect a marathon on Sunday. An estimated 40,000 ...

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