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Statement on their Facebook page:

“The City of New York and New York Road Runners announce that the 2012 ING NYC Marathon has been canceled. While holding the race would not require diverting resources from the recovery effort, it is clear that it has become the source of disagreement and division. We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event — even one as meaningful as this — to distract attention from all the critically important work that is being done to help New York City recover from the storm. New York Road Runners will have additional information in the days ahead and we thank you for your dedication to the spirit of this race. We encourage runners who have already arrived in New York City to help with volunteer relief efforts.”

I really can not believe it took Bloomburg this long to make the call.

ING NYC Marathon web page

CBSNews broke the story
NY Marathon ‘was going to be divisive,’ says deputy mayor of cancellation