We’ve been training for a year. I think they did the right thing by canceling it. But what else were we going to do? We wanted to run.Runner Ola Lilja • Discussing why she took part in what was described as an “underground” marathon in NYC on Sunday, despite the fact that the city had cancelled the official one. Thousands showed up to race anyway, with all the makings of the race — including the finish line — set up and security guards playing a role in keeping everything in line. Not everyone took part — many runners instead chose to travel to Staten Island, which was devastated by the hurricane, to help out.
Please, I know sometimes people are reticent to take advantage of services. The cold really is something that is dangerous.NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg • In a plea to residents suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, encouraging them to work with the city to fight the cold. The city, citing temperatures falling to the 30s, recently opened warming shelters for those who needed to get out of the cold, and also handed out 25,000 blankets to people who chose to stay. 700,000 people in city are still without power.