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Chorus grows for NYC Marathon to be canceled
Runners in the 2010 New York City Marathon cross the Verrazano Bridge between Staten Island and Brooklyn: Out of 140,000 applicants, only 60,000 were accepted into this year's race.
Runners in the 2010 New York City Marathon cross the Verrazano Bridge between Staten Island and Brooklyn: Out of 140,000 applicants, only 60,000 were accepted into this year's race.
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ayor Michael Bloomberg is facing bitter criticism over his decision to hold the New York City Marathon as scheduled on Sunday, just days after Hurricane Sandy devastated much of Gotham. Nowhere was the outrage more palpable than in Staten Island. That's the borough where the massive, world-famous race will start, and it's also the part of the city that took the brunt of the superstorm's fury. Residents — many of whom have lost their homes and businesses and gone days without electricity and water — are saying that they're being forgotten. The mayor says going ahead with the race is critical to the economy, and will show the city's resilience without sapping resources needed for the recovery. 

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