questionswere you relieved to hear that the nyc marathon…

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It would appear that the cancellation is more of a postponement than a total cancellation.
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Yeah, that was definitely the right thing to do. It just wasn't appropriate at this time.

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Absolutely. It's the right call, though it should have been the original answer.

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The amount of resources it requires would be too much on the already tapped out first responders...it was a good call.

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Heck yes. The marathon brings in people from out of town, who will strain local resources that should be going to the residents who need them.

It's kind of a no-brainer, really.

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I just thought of something. That cancellation was pretty late. How many of the participants had already made it to New York?

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Probably the right thing to do, but it should have been cancelled earlier. There are more than a few runners, especially those from overseas, that are already in town.

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Yes, the right thing to do. Shouldn't have waited for so much pressure though, and handled it as a human to begin with.

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The angry comments from runners on the marathon's Facebook page are hilariously pathetic: https://www.facebook.com/ingnycm

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@llamabox: The runners, in some cases, have pretty good reason for their feelings, though; just yesterday NYC "confirmed" that the race was still on. So many people did fly from different places, even different countries/continents assuming that the race was on. Now, it's not, and they're in a disaster zone for no reason, having spent who knows how much to get there.

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@ki4rxm: I agree with that. It's not the fault of the runners at all. Heck, the Mayor was defending the race even earlier today.

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I can't believe that it wasn't postponed earlier. Seems like a poor reaction by the upper brass to wait this long, although I shouldn't judge because I'm not there. Still.......

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I'm actually disappointed. I really thought that this would be the year that Flipper would win.

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After reading Bloomberg's comments, I was surprised to read about the cancellation on Facebook from a friend who travelled to NYC to participate. Really last minute. Better for city, but not a good PR move to wait so long to call it.

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I was happy that some runners that were interviewed, said, "well, while we're here, we might as well help out and volunteer for clean-up and rescue."