Friday, November 2, 2012

New York City Marathon cancelled

A city official said organisers are poised to announce the decision which comes just hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the annual race would go ahead.

There has been a growing backlash to the annual event amid concerns that the city's already stretched police force would be redeployed to patrol the race from handling relief work.

http://news.sky.com/story/1006333/officials-new-york-marathon-set-to-abandoned