After mounting opposition, Sunday’s New York City Marathon has been cancelled. According to reports, race organizers met this afternoon and came to the decision not to hold the race this weekend. This announcement comes after Mayor Michael Bloomberg's reiteratation early today that the marathon would happen, saying “We can give people something to cheer about in what’s been a very dismal week for some people.” It's not clear yet whether or not the event will be rescheduled. The race has been held every year since 1970.
Via NBC New York