Runners who had trained to participate in the New York City Marathon this year were left without a race to run after Mayor Michael Bloomberg relented to heavy criticism and canceled the event in the wake of the destruction following Superstorm Sandy. The thousands who traveled to New York for the marathon aren't just pouting about it, though. Many have decided to run anyway, carrying backpacks full of supplies to Sandy victims in the hardest hit parts of New York. Runners who decided to leave the city once the race was canceled were asked to donate their hotel rooms to displaced families. Some of them did.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Is it now OK to have sex with animals?
- After Ferguson: Stop deferring to the cops
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- In Ferguson, Michael Brown lost his life — and America's police lost the benefit of the doubt
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- The hilarious hypocrisy of Republicans complaining about the imperial presidency
- Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in
- Ferguson riots were terrible — but this racist reaction was worse
- The real story behind Deliver Us From Evil
Subscribe to the Week