The Marathon Must Go On? Mayor Says Yes, Everyone Else, Noooo
The marathon is a waste of resources and a big “fuck you” to those hit hardest. Cancel the marathon.
— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) November 2, 2012
NYC Mayor Bloomberg has announced that the New York City Marathon will still happen on Sunday, which is pretty gross! The Atlantic has a good roundup of the arguments against it, and Heidi N. Moore has a great column saying why it’s a horrible idea (“Local politicians there is appalled at the idea of a marathon—’a marathon is a parade,’ the borough president told one newspaper—winding its way through the scenes of waterfront devastation.”)