Friday, November 2, 2012

NYC Marathon

  • NYC Marathon canceled amid outcry over priorities

    Mary Wittenberg, president of New York Road Runners (NYRR) which organizes the marathon, said at the press conference that officials and organizers talked about a modified race or postponing the event, but decided it was best to cancel it this year ...

  • NYC Marathon off, Wade donates to relief effort

    The New York City Marathon is off, and a marathon ride into the city prompted Dwyane Wade to help those still dealing with the horrendous aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

  • New York Marathon canceled, Bloomberg says

    NEW YORK - The New York Marathon will not be held Sunday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday, backtracking just a few hours after he defended the decision to hold it despite heavy criticism as the city struggles back from Superstorm Sandy.

  • NYC Marathon canceled amid criticism

    New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg at a news conference Friday evening after she and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the cancellation of Sunday's 43rd New York Marathon. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images) ...

  • Staten Island Residents Appeal for Aid; NYC Marathon to Continue

    New York City is also facing criticism for continuing with its famed annual marathon on Sunday despite calls for postponement.

  • Nets opener postponed by Sandy; NYC Marathon on

    The Nets' regular-season debut in Brooklyn will have to wait. The New York City Marathon, however, is good to go. With mass transportation still crippled in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked the NBA to postpone ...

  • Ricky Martin SUPPORTS NYC Marathon -- 'The Show Must Go On!'

    Thousands are up in arms over Mayor Bloomberg's decision to move forward with the NYC marathon this weekend in the wake of Hurricane Sandy -- but NOT Ricky Martin!

  • NYC Marathon returns to national TV stage

    For the first time since ABC stopped broadcasting the New York City Marathon in 1993, the world's biggest marathon -- which is still going on as planned this weekend -- will return to the national stage.

  • NYC Marathon Must Go On Despite Sandy , Says Mayor Bloomberg

    New York - As New York City continues to pick up the pieces following Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city must continue moving forward—including going ahead with the now controversial New York City Marathon. The decision to carry ...

  • No NYC marathon; Sandy's US death toll at 97

    Editor's note: Areas hit by Superstorm Sandy struggled with enormous challenges Friday, including getting electricity back on line and finding fuel for motor vehicles.

  • NYC Marathon outrage fuels more debate

    Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park on Thursday. The race is still on for Sunday, despite the city's battering by Superstorm Sandy.

  • NYC Marathon to go on as planned

    Tags: espnW, Marathon, New York City Marathon, Nina Kuscsik. NEW YORK -- The New York City Marathon is a go for Sunday, and while logistical questions persist one thing is certain: The 26-mile route will have a disaster for a backdrop.

  • NYC Marathon will be run, Michael Bloomberg asserts, despite damage caused ...

    NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg came under fire today for pressing ahead with this weekend's New York Marathon in a city still reeling from Superstorm Sandy, with some New Yorkers saying that holding the race would be insensitive and tie up ...

  • NYC Marathon canceled, N.J. gas rationed

    "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," Bloomberg said in a statement Friday.

  • Marathon not what New York needs

    As of Friday afternoon, the New York City Marathon is still scheduled to run on Sunday as planned. That's a damn shame.

  • Growing Outcry Over Proceeding With Marathon

    Two days before nearly 50,000 runners are scheduled to gather in Staten Island for the start of the New York City Marathon, opposition to the race continued to swell Friday and the Police Department, stretched thin from handling relief efforts, has ...

  • New York City Marathon: How Runners Plan to Help Post-Sandy

    The New York City marathon, a race that takes thousands of runners through all five boroughs beginning with the hard-hit Staten Island, is still scheduled to go on this weekend.

  • NYC Marathon? Bad Call Mayor "Blumberberg"

    But then in the midst of this horrible city tragedy, he announces that this weekends ING NYC Marathon will go on as scheduled leaving critics, supporters and even sports figures dazed and confused.

  • Screw the NYC Marathon

    Four hundred and one miles. That's how much running I've completed since June 16, 2012. Since June 16th I've spent 75 hours in running gear.

  • Should the NYC Marathon be postponed in the wake of Sandy? [Poll]

    In an effort to return life back to normal after Sandy and raise money for the recovery effort, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's Road Runners Club President Mary Wittenberg have decided to hold the NYC Marathon as scheduled Sunday, ...

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