In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, to many people's surprise, the NYC Marathon was still scheduled to run this weekend. But after growing pressure in NYC and around the country, city officials and organizers just announced that the NYC Marathon will not be held this Sunday. The marathon has been held every year since 1970, and this is the first time in the marathon's history that it's been postponed or canceled entirely. Although the details are still up in the air, our hearts go out to all affected by the storm.
See the statement from the New York Road Runners and Mayor Michael Bloomberg after the break.