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Friday, 02 November 2012 15:53

After Days of Pressure, Marathon Is Off

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After days of intensifying pressure from runners, politicians and the general public to call off the New York City Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, city officials and the event’s organizers decided Friday afternoon to cancel the race.

2 November 2012 – New York, USA - The ING New York City Marathonwill go on Sunday morning (4), despite the billions of dollars of damage and disruption wreaked on the New York metropolitan area less than a week before by the remains of Hurricane Sandy.

NYRR has created the 2012 ING New York City Marathon Race to Recover Fund and will donate at least $1 million, or $26.20 for each of the more than 40,000 runners expected to participate in the race. The Marathon Race to Recover Fund will support a number of charities involved in relief efforts, including the Mayor’s Fund and the American Red Cross.

Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai unbeatable in 2011-2012 World Marathon Majors men's series - NEW YORK CITY - With Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai enjoying an insurmountable lead in the men's 2011-2012 World Marathon Majors Series as the result of victories at the 2011 Boston and ING New York City Marathons, and the 2012 BMW Berlin Marathon, the women's title, and equal share of the $1 million prize purse, is up for grabs at the 2012 ING New York City Marathon.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:19

Wittenberg: "Time On Our Side" With Hurricane

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Although New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg declared that “time is on our side” for Sunday’s ING New York City Marathon, race officials are taking proactive measures to reschedule pre-race events and to accommodate participants affected by Hurricane Sandy.


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