Thursday, November 1, 2012

The New York Marathon - A Go or No?

Friday, November 2nd, 8pm

Update:  Mayor Bloomberg has cancelled the New York Marathon that was scheduled for this Sunday.  You can read more of the story at StatenIslandlive.com. 

Thanks to those of you who posted your thoughts on whether the Marathon should go ahead or not.
 
Friday, November 2nd, 11am

There have been numerous debates going on about whether to cancel/postpone or hold the New York City this Sunday, November 4th. 

Opponents against having the race believe that the resources and time of police, firefighters and medics should be focused on the recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy and not on the race.  Advocates for having the race this weekend as planned believe that this shows the determination of New Yorkers and their ability to persevere through and recover from devastating circumstances.

I'm torn between the two sides and am curious what you think and why?  Will you post a comment here and share your thoughts?

Here's a link for a bit more of a story...

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121101/new-york-city/new-york-city-marathon-run-as-critics-question-timing

9 comments:

Sara said...

Yes! The NYC Marathon brings thousands of people from all over the world to compete. It's one of the major marathons that you have to qualify for. Canceling it would be a major disappointment for all those athletes and people who were going to travel there. Plus I heard on NPR where the mayor said it's not really taking any extra resources to put it on.

Gail Suzanne Baker said...

Do it!

jon said...

i would go ahead with it

Anonymous said...

Go for it!

This is your Noview friend.

Christina Whiting said...

Hi Sara. Thanks for checking in. It's a tough call for sure with so much outcry on both sides...

Christina Whiting said...

Hi Gail. Thanks for posting your opinion. Returning life to normal, hey?

Christina Whiting said...

Hi Jon. Thanks for sharing your thought. I just heard that it's been officially cancelled. Can't imagine the feedback the Mayor is going to get, but what a tough call to make!

Christina Whiting said...

Hi! Thanks for posting your thought on the Marathon. What a tough decision for the mayor to make.

Christina Whiting said...

Thanks to those of you who posted your thoughts...