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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.
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