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Should New York Marathon Go On?

Update: Bloomberg cancels New York Marathon/Wall Street Journal

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the New York City Marathon will go on despite storm-related objections. He says New York has to show that “we are here and we are going to recover.” Bloomberg says the marathon will “give people something to cheer about” after a “dismal week.” Bloomberg has come under fire for pressing ahead with the marathon in a city still reeling from Superstorm Sandy. Some New Yorkers say holding the 26.2-mile race would be insensitive and divert police and other important resources when many are still suffering/KXLY. More here.

Question: Should New York City stage the New York Marathon when the city is reeling from the impact of Hurricane Sandy?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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