Bookmark and Share

Kelowna man lands in New York, finds Marathon cancelled

Workers assemble the finish line for the New York City Marathon in New York's Central Park, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. The 43rd New York City Marathon was cancelled on Friday. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

Hurricane Sandy destroyed homes and livelihoods last week when it slammed into New York.

Now it's dashed the hopes of runners who traveled to NYC for the world-renowned race.

On Friday, under public pressure, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg cancelled the event, saying it was not the time to hold a marathon.

Nathan Larente of Kelowna planned to run the marathon and only discovered it had been cancelled when he got off the plane Friday night.
Download Flash Player to view this content.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.