Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/2/12
After days of growing pressure from politicians, residents and runners themselves to cancel the New York City Marathon,  city officials and the event's sponsors have decided that the race will not be held this Sunday. Details on whether or not the race would be postponed or cancelled are unclear and how the New York Road Runners — the organization which sponsors the run —would handle the change.  It's too early to know how popular the news will be among the field of nearly 50,000 runners expecting to compete — thousands who have traveled to New York to run and have trained for months. The move comes just as the city announced that power has been restore to huge tracts of the East Side and Lower Side of Manhattan and the criticism of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to hold the race swelled. Bloomberg issued the following statement moments after news of the cancellation came out: "The marathon has been an integral part of New York City's life for 40 years and is an event tens of
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