Mayor Bloomberg did the right thing. Finally. The marathon has been cancelled. I’m sure all the runners and their families, who already came in for it, are very happy. I’m being facetious. Where was he on Tuesday, Wednesday, even yesterday ?
So many people were pissed off about this- including me. Take care of your own first. This was no time to strain the already stressed and over worked police force, utility workers and other people trying to help. People don’t have clean drinking water or food. They don’t have heat or lights. Runners should only have access to all these services, after the taxpaying residents do.
Someone who was a N.Y.C. marathon runner, responded to a comment on my last post by saying, if Halloween can can get re-scheduled and little kids can deal with it, then not having a marathon shouldn’t be too hard on a runner.
When the city decides to have the marathon, I am convinced, without question, that the runners will be back. They probably have more stake in it than the city.
So, thank you Mayor, from the majority of us. Put the resources where they are most needed. And that is to the great people of New York, one of the best cities in the world.
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