New York Marathon
This NYC Marathon will look different in some ways: more barricades, bag screenings, bomb-sniffing dogs. Runners who returned after signing up for last year will wear special orange wristbands. The whole field will sport yellow and blue ribbons for the Boston victims.
With three weeks to go before the New York City Marathon, the first major U.S. race since the Boston Marathon bombings was held Sunday in Chicago.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg told CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois Saturday morning that going ahead with the New York Marathon on Sunday was a perfectly realistic option, but the issue had just become too divisive to be worth it.
“This is the dumbest thing anyone has ever heard of,” Francesa said prior to the cancellation. “How can you do this? And if the idea is to show that New York is above it, and to make the mayor look good, knock it off.”
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Thirty runners have formed a team for Sunday’s marathon to raise funds for a special cause — homeless youths.