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Mary Wittenberg

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NYC Marathon Canceled, But Marathoner Pride Lives On

The 2012 New York City Marathon may have been canceled following misguided public outrage, but marathoner pride is alive and well. Despite having sunk thousands of dollars into marathon-related expenses such as hotel, flight and related fees, large contingents of runners —notably from European countries such as Germany and Italy — took to Central Park early Saturday morning (11/3/12) to run. Not for a medal or prize money, but for national pride, and for the love of running. Central Park, which had been closed all week for cleanup after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the city, reopened at 8 a.m. ...