Sunday, November 4, 2012

NYC Marathon

  • NYC Marathon Runners Find Their Own Way to Run–And Give Back

    On Friday evening, with slightly more than 36 hours to go before the 2012 ING NYC Marathon, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg cancelled the annual event, amid criticisms the runners would be siphoning off valuable resources needed in the city's ...

  • NYC Marathon runners fill unexpected free time

    She preferred to shell out for the change fee to move her flight home to Pittsburgh up by 24 hours - leaving on the day she was supposed to run the NYC Marathon. Many of the runners who had descended on the city from all over the globe worked out ...

  • 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.

  • No NYC Marathon to run for group of Native Americans who were racing to ...

    The 43rd running of the ING New York City Marathon is now, of course, the latest victim of the wreckage left behind by Sandy, done in by the growing firestorm about holding the race in a city with neighborhoods that look like the Gulf Coast, post-Katrina.

  • Photo: NYC marathon runners volunteer for Sandy victims

    Thousands more gathered in Central Park for the "Run Anyway" NYC Marathon. More from the AP: "A lot of people just wanted to finish what they started," said Lance Svendsen, who organized an alternative marathon called Run Anyway.

  • NYC Marathon Canceled But Man Still Proposes At Finish Line [PHOTOS]

    Like all the competitors who trained for the 2012 NYC Marathon, Hannah Vahaba will not be running the race this year. But she also will never forget her moment at the finish line.

  • Martinezes' fundraiser marathon in NYC a hit

    NEW YORK -- The New York City Marathon may have been cancelled, but somebody forgot to tell the runners. Thousands of ambitious joggers showed up at Central Park to run an informal marathon Sunday morning, and dozens of them were there to run ...

  • Hudson woman runs NYC marathon at home

    HUDSON, Wis. - It may not have been the marathon Angie Hatch from Hudson was preparing to run, but her modified version may have been more memorable.

  • What NYC Marathon Runners Are Doing Today: From Helping Staten Island To ...

    The controversy over the ING NYC Marathon—and the city's decision to hold it in spite of widespread Hurricane Sandy damage and then cancel it after intense backlash—turned what is usually a joyous NYC event into an uncomfortable topic.

  • NYC Marathon Off: How Runners Can (and Should) Help With Sandy Relief Efforts

    With the cancelation of the NYC Marathon there are now upwards of 40,000 able-bodied and strong-willed individuals in the New York area who can still put all of these attributes to good use, including me.

  • Runner moves NYC marathon to Buffalo

    A crowd of some 50 friends, family and well-wishers was waiting at the finish line as Burke completed 15 laps around Delaware Park - a run slightly longer than the 26.2-mile New York City marathon route - as a way to raise money and awareness for the ...

  • BLSC: Decision to cancel NYC Marathon is absolutely the right one

    After proclaiming on Wednesday that today's NYC Marathon would go on as planned despite the widespread devastation left in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and event organizers reversed course Friday.

  • Contenders Miss Out on Chance for Big Payday

    Tens of thousands of weekend warriors will return to their day jobs, having lost only travel costs and entry fees with the cancellation of the New York City Marathon. But contenders missed a chance to earn what amounted to half a year's salary.

  • New York City Marathon Essay

    NEW YORK -- With the runners ready but ravaged residents still recovering from Sandy, this weekend's New York City Marathon was canceled Friday when Mayor Michael Bloomberg reversed course and yielded to mounting criticism that this was no time to ...

  • NYC Marathon is canceled following storm damage

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg reversed himself Friday and yielded to mounting criticism that this was no time to run the New York City Marathon: runners were ready but weary residents were still recovering from a monster storm named Sandy. And just like that ...

  • Mayor Bloomberg says NYC Marathon canceled

    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. © 2012 The ...

  • Runners missing out on NYC marathon make 26.2 miles a fundraiser

    After New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday canceled the NYC Marathon because of the destruction and cleanup laying in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, some determined Mohawk Valley runners decided to make a fundraiser out of 26.2 miles.

  • Storm victims outraged that NYC Marathon generators sat idle in Linden for ...

    Generators.JPG A truckload of generators from the cancelled New York City marathon sat idle in Linden on Saturday, but not this one in Succasunna on Oct. 31.

  • 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 ...

  • New York City Marathon Canceled Too Late for Many

    Fresh off his flight from San Francisco Friday afternoon, Leland Kim had just picked up his numbered marathon bib and registration packet at the Javits Center and was headed to the ING New York City Marathon Expo. Then he got a text message from a ...

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