November 2, 2012
BLOOMBERG CANCELS MARATHON: “Facing mounting backlash over holding the New York City Marathon in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Friday that he has canceled this year’s race, despite his early assurances that no resources needed for those affected by the storm would be diverted. It marks the first time in the marathon’s 42-year history that it won’t be run,” Time magazine reports.
“The lights just came back on in the east Village for 67,000 people,” Allahpundit adds. “Presumably he didn’t want media outrage over the marathon cannibalizing the good news about power returning and the subways coming back online. Poof: Bye-bye, marathon.”