Should we really be putting police on the marathon when there is looting going on?
Should we be blocking the streets and using generators for the marathon when hungry, dirty, cold people are begging for help?
Should runners by sipping water while others are parched and dirty?
Wouldn't it be wonderful and seem proper for all those involved in the marathon to instead by descending on the needy?
What am i missing here? ** http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/02/new-york-marathon-faces-backlash-amid-hurricane-sandy-aftermath.html
Pictures of Hurricane Sandy aftermath here:
State Senator Andy Lanza called the decision to go ahead with the race “disgusting.”
More than 50 percent of respondents to a Staten Island Advance poll said running the marathon was “a disgrace, and an insult to every New Yorker who has suffered in any way.”
Even some of the city’s most dedicated runners are joining the chorus of New Yorkers calling on Bloomberg to cancel the race. “Even I can see that there are more important things to focus on right now,” says Jon Crane, a fitness coach at City Coach. Crane has run the marathon himself and spends his days training runners for the race.