This Sunday, tens of thousands of runners will take to the streets of New York to compete in the New York City marathon. In spite of Hurricane Sandy, the event will proceed as planned, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Many Twitter users, however, say the event should be canceled or postponed. They argue that the resources used to support the marathoners (including police and water) could be better put to use helping those harmed by Hurricane Sandy.
— MeggyMac (@MeggyMac) November 2, 2012
The water that will be wasted by runners in the marathon has better uses in needy parts of NYC
— j. garry (@jimgar614) November 2, 2012
Don't you think we should be thinking about Telethons and not Marathons? Come on East Coast! Mayor Bloomberg cancel the NYC 2012 Marathon!
— JoAnn Chaffardet (@jchaff327) November 2, 2012
Watching crews erect tents and grandstands for NYC Marathon. Those tents and manpower are certainly needed elsewhere right now.
— Doug Davis (@DJD) November 2, 2012
Really NYC? Having the marathon this weekend is a good idea? You should postpone.
— Writer Leah Ingram (@suddenlyfrugal) November 2, 2012
— Patrick deHahn (@patrickdehahn) November 2, 2012