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New York cancels Sunday marathon amid outcry

Workers adjust the finish line of the 2012 ING Marathon after the race was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy, in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg abruptly reversed course and canceled Sunday's marathon, a beloved annual race that had become a lightning rod for people frustrated by the disastrous aftermath of megastorm Sandy. The decision on Friday came after a growing number of storm victims, some runners, and other politicians criticized Bloomberg's decision earlier in the week to go forward with the marathon, one of the world's most popular sporting events. …



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