Bloomberg: NYC Marathon will proceed as planned
The New York City Marathon, one of the premier US distance-running events, will take place as planned on Sunday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Wednesday, as the city struggles to recover from heavy flooding caused by massive storm Sandy.


Proponents of allowing the race to occur argued that it would mark another step in the city's return to normalcy, while critics said it would divert vital resources, such as police, from assisting those still suffering from the storm's impact. (Reuters)