NYC Marathon canceled in aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to proceed with Sunday's marathon was met with concern and anger and the race was canceled Friday.

New York City Marathon banners adorn an entrance to New York's Central Park, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. The course for Sunday's New York City Marathon will be the same since there was little damage but getting to the finish line could still be an adventure for runners from outlying areas. Such is life in Sandy's aftermath — disrupted trains, planes, buses and ferries, flooded buildings, blocked roads and knocked out power. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The 43rd New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. The crane atop a high rise that collapsed during superstorm Sandy is visible at background center.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The 43rd New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. The crane atop a high rise that collapsed during superstorm Sandy is visible at background center.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The crane atop a high rise that collapsed during superstorm Sandy is visible at background left. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The crane atop a high rise that collapsed during superstorm Sandy is visible at background left. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The 43rd New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The 43rd New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The New York City Marathon is on Sunday, with many logistical questions to be answered. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Workers erect the photo bridge at the finish of the New York City Marathon, in New York's Central Park, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. The course for Sunday's New York City Marathon will be the same since there was little damage but getting to the finish line could still be an adventure for runners from outlying areas. Such is life in Sandy's aftermath disrupted trains, planes, buses and ferries, flooded buildings, blocked roads and knocked out power. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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The bronze sculpture of Fred Lebow, the founder of the New York City Marathon, is unloaded by members of the Central Park Conservancy at the marathon finish line, in New York's Central Park, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. The course for Sunday's New York City Marathon will be the same since there was little damage but getting to the finish line could still be an adventure for runners from outlying areas. Such is life in Sandy's aftermath disrupted trains, planes, buses and ferries, flooded buildings, blocked roads and knocked out power. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Workers unload sections of a stage near the New York City Marathon finish line, in New York's Central Park, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. The course for Sunday's New York City Marathon will be the same since there was little damage but getting to the finish line could still be an adventure for runners from outlying areas. Such is life in Sandy's aftermath disrupted trains, planes, buses and ferries, flooded buildings, blocked roads and knocked out power. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)