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New York City Marathon canceled

The 2012 New York City Marathon was canceled for the first time in the race's history.

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'With heavy hearts', the NYC Marathon is canceled

The complete release from New York Road Runners, sent to runners on Saturday, following Friday's decision to cancel the 2012 New York City Marathon.

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NYC Marathon is canceled

The 2012 New York City Marathon has officially been canceled, the Mayor announced on Friday.

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Should the New York City Marathon be run?

The decision to hold the NYC Marathon after Sandy has sparked a lot of criticism, and raised a lot of questions, none bigger than the central issue to all this: should the race even be held this year?

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Race to Remember

The 2012 New York City Marathon announced the Race to Recover Marathon Fund to help with Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.

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Ryan Hall: 'NYC Marathon is deceptively hard'

We recently talked with ASICS' athlete Ryan Hall, elite runner and the fastest American marathoner. We asked him to share advice and tips for running New York, how to recover after a great race, and what helps get him through his "dark moments."

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'New York City Marathon will proceed'

The 2012 NYC marathon "will proceed," the NYRR announced on Thursday, adding that "this year's marathon is dedicated to the City of New York, the victims of the hurricane, and their families."

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NYC Marathon 'will go on'

The 2012 New York City Marathon "will go on" as scheduled on Sunday, as officially announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wednesday afternoon.

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Bloomberg: 'NYC Marathon will go on as normal'

The 2012 New York City Marathon "will go on as normal, as of now," according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who addressed the race during his Tuesday evening press conference concerning Superstrom Sandy. Though, he sounded like he was speaking based only on what race officials had told him.

Earlier in the day, Bloomberg said that it could be four to five days before the MTA Subway system is up and running again, which obviously could mean major transportation issues for runners and spectators this weekend.

The officials at NYRR remain positive, despite the difficulties they are set to face. Race medical director Dr. Stuart Weiss told the Daily News on Tuesday evening that “The city of New York and the Road Runners are committed to making sure that the marathon will occur on Sunday."

He said marathon organizers are still making decisions on race modifications that may be necessary in the devastating wake of superstorm Sandy, which pummeled New York late Monday into Tuesday morning flooding streets and leaving millions without power.

"After 9/11 the marathon was part of the healing effort and we think this will be healing too," Weiss said. "This will showcase that we as a city and a region can pull ourselves back up and help each other after a severe storm."

Organizers had two months in 2001, compared to just days in this instance.

Sunday's forecast is New York is calling for sunny skies with a high of 52 degrees and winds at 10 mph.

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NYRR still planning for 'great marathon'

The New York Road Runners has begun the process of determining whether or not they can still hold the 2012 New York City Marathon this weekend after the damage from Sandy. While they remain optimistic, city officials do not seem as positive.

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