Any runner who participates in this travesty is sub human (like Bloomberg) and should be shunned by all decent members of society. There could well be riots and attacks on the runners on Sunday. Bloomberg and the runners are spitting in the faces of the millions of area residents who are without power, heat, gas and in some cases homes. Bloomberg is the most vile politician in America by a wide margin, even over Obama and Pelosi.
One runner did put out this statement.
“I cannot start a 26.2 mile run in Staten Islandpeople are missing, stranded, in need of resources. Brooklyn and Queens have equal devastation. Parts of Manhattan are without electricity, water, major hospitals are closed. The Bronx too has its own challenges. Today I will volunteer at a city evacuation shelter. Sunday morning I will catch the marathon bus to Staten Island. Not planning to run. Plan to volunteer instead and gather resources (extra clothes, bottles of water, food from runners at the start). Let’s not waste resources and attention on a foot race. Who is with me?”