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'I feel like I was robbed': Runners frustrated, some angry after city puts brakes on NYC Marathon
NY Daily News ^ | 11/3/12 | DENIS SLATTERY AND LARRY MCSHANE

Posted on 11/04/2012 10:32:15 AM PST by jimbo123

Runner Eliza Wierzbinska frowns with her marathon number at the Javits Center on Saturday. Even though she lives in New York City, she has sympathy for the runners who traveled in for the marathon and spent a lot of money to get to the Big Apple.

Marathoner Heather Nerhood, after flying in from Texas for the now-canceled race, couldn’t just cool her heels Saturday.

Along with hundreds of other disappointed marathoners, Nerhood burned off her frustration by running through Central Park.

“We were upset [Friday] because the announcement was made while we were at the Javits Center picking up our bibs,” said Nerhood, a 41-year-old kindergarten teacher, referring to Mayor Bloomberg’s last-minute change of heart that slammed the brakes on the race.

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1 posted on 11/04/2012 10:32:20 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

             

2 posted on 11/04/2012 10:34:03 AM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 = RR = 300 +)
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To: jimbo123

People are freezing to death and starving and these athletes are insulted? Grow up.


3 posted on 11/04/2012 10:35:55 AM PST by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: jimbo123

Why don’t you go help some people who need help instead of running around the park, you self centered little jerk.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 10:35:55 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: jimbo123

Awwww. Bless their hearts...


5 posted on 11/04/2012 10:36:05 AM PST by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: jimbo123

I’ll bet they vote Democrat...


6 posted on 11/04/2012 10:37:44 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: BlessedBeGod

A bunch of whiny liberals and smelly foreigners.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 10:39:01 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Here is my message as a New Yorker to these runners:

Shove it up your asses. Go away and don’t come back. Oh, and thanks for support and compassion you’ve shown to those who have died or have lost everything they have.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 10:41:21 AM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: jimbo123

“I was robbed”... spoken like a true entitlement whore from another neighborhood. How nice of them to be worried about their “great loss”. Some folks are truly self-centered.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 10:43:37 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: BlessedBeGod
I’ll bet they vote Democrat...

No doubt about it.

10 posted on 11/04/2012 10:43:37 AM PST by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: UltraV

I agree.


11 posted on 11/04/2012 10:44:15 AM PST by barmag25
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Oh, and Eliza, you say you have sympathy for those runners who spent money to run the marathon. Where is your sympathy for those who drowned in their own basements? Or the two boys who were swept out of their mother’s arms? Or the two boys who were killed (with one being severed in two) when a tree fell on their house?

Screw you and your elitist, Euro-trash, leftist, godless attitude.

If I saw you in person, I would really want to haul off and punch you in the mouth listening to that comment. You disgust me!


12 posted on 11/04/2012 10:45:06 AM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: jimbo123

Run back to Texas nitwit.


13 posted on 11/04/2012 10:45:27 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Nachum

A selfish attitude on the part of some of the runners but chiefly to blame is Mayor Bloomer for not canceling the race as soon as the scope of the devastation and human desperation became known.


14 posted on 11/04/2012 10:46:24 AM PST by luvbach1 (Jail to the Chief!!)
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To: jimbo123

Saw some folks from foreign nations, and others who had come long distances in the U. S. to run. They were interviewed, and to a person, their focus was on the race. “Oh, it’s too bad but we’ll come back next year.” “Oh, we really wanted to run. This makes me unhappy.”

I didn’t see one of them say something like, “The Marathon? My only concern is for the people of the region and how they are doing. This was a terrible storm. Where can I go to help out?”

I’m sure the responses were edited, but geez folks, by a clue.


15 posted on 11/04/2012 10:46:45 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: BlessedBeGod

i dont suppose they vote at all. that would require thinking about somebody else


16 posted on 11/04/2012 10:47:05 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: jimbo123
Narcissus, from Greek mythology. Their role model, it appears.
17 posted on 11/04/2012 10:48:13 AM PST by Joseph Harrolds
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To: jimbo123

18 posted on 11/04/2012 10:48:46 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: jimbo123

The key word in the quote is “I”.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 10:49:28 AM PST by djpg
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To: boomop1

Nope, Texas doesn’t want her back!


20 posted on 11/04/2012 10:50:53 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Nachum
People are freezing to death and starving and these athletes are insulted?

Don't you think these people might be upset because they spent their own money getting there, only to have it canceled at the last minute by City Leaders who (like Obama) are playing 'politics' ???

Granted, it should be postponed or canceled due to the problems, but it should have been the first thing canceled, not the last.

21 posted on 11/04/2012 10:52:01 AM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: TheBattman

TheBattman ~: “I was robbed”... spoken like a true entitlement whore from another neighborhood. How nice of them to be worried about their “great loss”. Some folks are truly self-centered.”

People are without water , starveing , and freezing , and this narcisist wants to run arround in shorts , with ‘free water’, and run arround in a circle to satisfy her own ego ?

You are in good company there in the “Nanny-State of Bloomberg “ of crass , insensative , self serveing merchandizing .
Glad to hear you got your tee shirt / sarc


22 posted on 11/04/2012 10:52:20 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Bapak O6ama : Russian for the "STAND DOWN PRESIDENT" ~ (DA ! Wait until I can be more flexible !)
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To: jimbo123

Agreed they should have cancelled it earlier; Bloomberg was really stupid on this.

However it is low class to complain in this matter. New York didn’t want the storm.


23 posted on 11/04/2012 10:52:31 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: jimbo123
nyc-narathon-1

How infantile. Talk about a walking talking “blonde” joke. I can’t believe anyone would be so selfish and self-centered as to publicly whine about this, and have their pouty mug published in the midst of all the devastation and suffering in NY and NJ. Here’s something to pout about about, you little sniveling brat. Now make yourself useful while there, or go home.
Devastation
24 posted on 11/04/2012 10:54:00 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: jimbo123
kindergarten teacher = ????

Not surprised.

25 posted on 11/04/2012 10:54:14 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (I advocate indentured servitude for the 47% until the national debt is eliminated.)
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To: jimbo123
I never understood the point of running just for the purpose of running.

I played football in Jr. High and basketball in High School and briefly in College. Frequently, you had to run in those sports just to keep up with the play, but I just never "got" running for the sake of running.

26 posted on 11/04/2012 10:54:38 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: UCANSEE2

Would you have spent your money to travel to a city that a bunch of people just died an dand are still dying in to go run?

I don’t give a ****ing sh!t if they wasted their money.


27 posted on 11/04/2012 10:55:38 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: jimbo123

Fix yourself a martini and smoke a few cigarettes; you’ll feel better;)


28 posted on 11/04/2012 10:56:08 AM PST by Frank_2001
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To: jimbo123

I guess it really IS all about her.


29 posted on 11/04/2012 10:56:13 AM PST by GalaxyAB
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To: chris37

These runners who are sooo disappointed should put their time toward volunteering to clear debris in some of the flooded out areas that the race was to run through.


30 posted on 11/04/2012 10:57:40 AM PST by Eva
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To: jimbo123

I guess we can assume Heather Nerhood, the 41-year-old Kindergarten teacher, wasn’t one of the runners that pitched in to help with the relief effort?


31 posted on 11/04/2012 10:58:27 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: elkfersupper

Same here. And:

“Avoid running at all times.”
Satchel Paige


32 posted on 11/04/2012 10:58:52 AM PST by tumblindice (Joe Biden masticates in public, often at the dinner table. Stop Slow Joe!)
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To: Eva

Agreed!


33 posted on 11/04/2012 10:59:33 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: jimbo123

Must be an Obama voter.


34 posted on 11/04/2012 11:00:02 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cyber Liberty
I guess we can assume Heather Nerhood, the 41-year-old Kindergarten teacher,

Sounds like her students are way more mature than she is.

35 posted on 11/04/2012 11:01:08 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: luvbach1

100% correct. Sometime before homeless New Yorkers were kicked out of their Hotels/Motels to make room for the runners and their entourage would have been nice.


36 posted on 11/04/2012 11:01:08 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: jimbo123
Insensitive cows..Those people lost their homes and most of them everything but their life..
37 posted on 11/04/2012 11:02:22 AM PST by PLD
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To: jimbo123

Well, bless their hearts.

Aren’t they special.


38 posted on 11/04/2012 11:03:18 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: boomop1
Run back to Texas nitwit.

I say we stop her at the border, we don't need her kind in our state.

39 posted on 11/04/2012 11:04:33 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

ESPECIALLY teaching our kids.


40 posted on 11/04/2012 11:05:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: jimbo123

Is there not one single story, just one individual, who put his or her own need for self-actualization aside to help those in need in the NYC area? New Yorkers have supported these runners year and year, and yet no one can step forward and say thank you for the opportunity, how can I help?


41 posted on 11/04/2012 11:05:17 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: UCANSEE2
Don't you think these people might be upset because they spent their own money getting there, only to have it canceled at the last minute by City Leaders who (like Obama) are playing 'politics' ???

Granted, it should be postponed or canceled due to the problems, but it should have been the first thing canceled, not the last.

I agree, however are we to believe that these people, who can spend in many cases several thousands of dollars in airfare and hotel rooms, probably spend thousands in high end running shoes a year, don’t have the means to, uh, I don’t know, turn on a TV? They don’t have internet connections and or smart phones? They were totally oblivious to what was going on in NYC right up until the minute the race was finally cancelled? They had to wait for that idiot Bloomberg?

Sure, if they had cancelled last week, they might have still been out some money - I’m guessing the registration fees aren’t refundable but they might have been able to cancel their flights and hotel reservations and gotten at least partial refunds.

42 posted on 11/04/2012 11:05:34 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: UCANSEE2

I agree with you. New York City made a big deal about continuing the race and then cancelled it at the last minute after many spent thousands of dollars to come.

And it was cancelled only for politic points.


43 posted on 11/04/2012 11:06:03 AM PST by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: jimbo123

This is why when I’m driving and I see elitist types like this woman here and cyclists dressed in their cycling get-up ,like some modern version of a Medieval Harlequin, I come as close as I can to running them off the road without actually hitting them.


44 posted on 11/04/2012 11:06:21 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: packrat35

It should have never come down to the last minute, but still, it was the right call.

This bitch needs to realize that sometimes life sucks, deal with it.


45 posted on 11/04/2012 11:07:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Dallas59

It is not a hate thing of poor folks, just a lack of common sense on some of the runners and their families.
Boomberg was the real culprit, who due to lack of intestinal fortitide refused to cancel the race due to the servere weather forthcoming to ny.

Boomberg should refund all the runners costs as a sign of good will for being an idiot.


46 posted on 11/04/2012 11:08:22 AM PST by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: UCANSEE2

I can’t believe they didn’t assume it would be cancelled, and showed up expecting it to still be held. If they had used common sense, then they would have stayed home.


47 posted on 11/04/2012 11:09:25 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Huh? was that aimed at me?


48 posted on 11/04/2012 11:09:32 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Runners protested!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2953904/posts


49 posted on 11/04/2012 11:13:29 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: jimbo123
The one group of runners who do have a legitimate complaint are those people who traveled from all over the world to get here the other day, only to find that the event had been canceled.

Bloomberg should have announced the cancellation as early as Tuesday last week, or Wednesday at the latest. His idiotic fixation on holding this race in the aftermath of the worst storm to hit the region in more than a hundred years was a huge blunder.

50 posted on 11/04/2012 11:14:02 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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