POLL | Should NYC Marathon be canceled?

1:54 PM, Nov 2, 2012   |    comments
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NEW YORK -- NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg says marathon will go on despite storm-related objections.

But marathon organizers are still unsure how they will get runners to the starting line Sunday.

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A day after New York Road Runners President Mary Wittenberg said ferries would again take some entrants to the start on Staten Island, marathon organizers said they might not be used.

Wittenberg had said final transportation plans would be announced Friday morning. Those plans now may not come until Saturday.

After Sandy devastated the New York area, organizers initially decided to use only buses to get runners to the start. But Wittenberg said Thursday that the city wanted to use ferries.

The ferry resumed service Friday.

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City and race officials have faced criticism for not canceling or postponing the marathon. But sponsor Asics calls holding the event "a true symbol of the city's strength and determination."

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