Disappointed NYC marathoners to run in aid of Sandy victims

By REUTERS
November 4, 2012 09:39

 
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NEW YORK- Hundreds of runners in New York City are refusing to let a canceled marathon spoil their Sunday plans and are channeling months of preparation into informal runs intended to benefit victims of superstorm Sandy.

Amid criticism from victims of Monday's storm that the race would divert resources away from efforts to help flood-ravaged parts of the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday abruptly canceled Sunday's marathon. The event was expected to draw more than 40,000 runners to the city - including Kelly Rooney, a 31-year-old stay-at-home mother from Florida.

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