NYC marathoners aid Sandy victims

With the cancellation of the New York Marathon this weekend, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to neighborhoods hard hit by Superstorm Sandy to help.

Dr. Jordan Metzl, right, addresses a crowd of runners who would have run the New York Marathon Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Staten Island ferry terminal in New York. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to hard-hit neighborhoods to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Dr. Jordan Metzl, right, addresses a crowd of runners who would have run the New York Marathon Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Staten Island ferry terminal in New York. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to hard-hit neighborhoods to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Dr. Jordan Metzl, right, addresses a crowd of runners who would have run the New York Marathon Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Staten Island ferry terminal in New York. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to hard-hit neighborhoods to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Runners prepare to board the Staten Island with goods and supplies for Superstorm Sandy victims, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 in New York. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to neighborhoods hard hit by Superstorm Sandy to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Runners prepare to board the Staten Island with goods and supplies for Superstorm Sandy victims, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 in New York. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to neighborhoods hard hit by Superstorm Sandy to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Runners prepare to board the Staten Island with goods and supplies for Superstorm Sandy victims, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 in New York. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to neighborhoods hard hit by Superstorm Sandy to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Carrying food and other needed goods, Mary Wittenberg, president of the New York Road Runners, second from right, speaks with a person after handing out produce to a family whose house was heavily damaged in the the hard hit Staten Island borough of New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to hard-hit neighborhoods to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Carrying food and other needed goods, Mary Wittenberg, president of the New York Road Runners, second from right, speaks with a person after handing out produce to a family whose house was heavily damaged in the the hard hit Staten Island borough of New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to hard-hit neighborhoods to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Carrying food and other needed goods, Mary Wittenberg, president of the New York Road Runners, second from right, speaks with a person after handing out produce to a family whose house was heavily damaged in the the hard hit Staten Island borough of New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to hard-hit neighborhoods to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Carrying a backpack with goods and supplies, marathon runner Eitan Tabak runs past debris in the hard hit Midland Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Background right is marathon runner Michelle Mascioli and far left marathon runner Rachel Wheeler of New York. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to neighborhoods hard hit by Superstorm Sandy to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Carrying a backpack with goods and supplies, marathon runner Eitan Tabak runs past debris in the hard hit Midland Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Background right is marathon runner Michelle Mascioli and far left marathon runner Rachel Wheeler of New York. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to neighborhoods hard hit by Superstorm Sandy to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Carrying a backpack with goods and supplies, marathon runner Eitan Tabak runs past debris in the hard hit Midland Beach neighborhood of the Staten Island borough of New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Background right is marathon runner Michelle Mascioli and far left marathon runner Rachel Wheeler of New York. With the cancellation of the New York Marathon, hundreds of runners, wearing their marathon shirts and backpacks full of supplies, took the ferry to hard-hit Staten Island and ran to neighborhoods hard hit by Superstorm Sandy to help. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Runners who were planning to run in the New York City Marathon run through Central Park in Manhattan in an alternative marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. The official race was canceled because of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Cara Anna)
Runners who were planning to run in the New York City Marathon run through Central Park in Manhattan in an alternative marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. The official race was canceled because of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Cara Anna)
Runners who were planning to run in the New York City Marathon run through Central Park in Manhattan in an alternative marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. The official race was canceled because of Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Cara Anna)

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