Skip to comments.NYC Marathon unsure how to get runners to starting line
Posted on 11/02/2012 12:27:02 PM PDT by jimbo123
The New York City Marathon is still unsure how it will get its runners to the starting line Sunday, yet another obstacle in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
A day after New York Road Runners President Mary Wittenberg said ferries would again take some entrants to the start on Staten Island, marathon organizers said they might not be used.
Wittenberg had said final transportation plans would be announced Friday morning. Those plans now may not come until Saturday.
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How about having the runners run to the starting line?
How about having the runners run supplies out to where they are needed?
Now Bloony can’t even “run” a marathon nuch less a disaster recovery!
Ha! That would be too practical. - This is the most IGNORANT thing in the face of this disaster, wasteful, IGNORANT, impractical.
give each one a full gas can first and then the mob with no fuel can chase them.
if God wanted us to run marathons, we’d all be born in Kenya.
The tiny egomaniacs can continue their hedonistic existence without the bother of having to consider destruction, death, disease, starvation, unsheltered hundreds of thousands, but can show off their $500 running shoes.
Total idiots, no other way to see it.
Have them wait in line for 6 hours holding gas cans...
People have become soft.
Duh!! Maybe you think about things like that before announcing the race will still go on.
They should turn it into a Tri-athelon.
First they Swim to the starting line,
then wait in line with an empty gas can.
then run from the howling mob...
“if God wanted us to run marathons, wed all be born in Kenya.”
BS. Have them run supplies & water out to the storm-affected areas. Move the damned generators, which could supply power to 400 homes, from the libs’ media tents to the storm-affected areas. WTH’s wrong with these deranged, libtard morons in NYC? (Rhetorical question, I know.) Shotguns and ammo should be airlifted into the areas being looted, for the residents. And out-of-state power crews are being cussed-out/turned away because they’re non-union! WTF!
Oh, so Wittenberg said ferry them to Staten Island to start?
This Staten Island?
BTW, nj.com posted a slew of stories re: denial of union bigs on refusal.
Keep this on hand just in case:
Hey, I think we’re building a good linkfest for #letthemeatmarathons
thanks for a great laugh, loved your Triathelon line
It’s easy for me to laugh, I’m not there.
should be interesting to see how this stacks up
“... fought in a battle...”
Knowing how the Staten Islanders feel...this year’s marathon may include a battle or two (...as it should!).
I lived through hurricane Hugo here in SC and there was one business which did everything in it’s power to help.
They GAVE AWAY water and ice, they attached head lights to shopping carts connected to car batteries so people could shop for the barest necessities and any groceries they had left.
Because it is non-union business, I’m wondering if Walmart is being ALLOWED to help in this disaster?
The primary difference between Katrina and Sandy is not the extent of the damage, or the factual FEMA response, or the numbers of people endangered or the numbers of people still suffering four days after the storms’ landfall - Sandy may score higher on all of those.
The biggest difference is a media that used a crisis to go after a president and now paints 100% similar circumstances after a similar crisis as irrelevant to the performance of a president they worked so hard to elect.
The truth may be less than something in the middle. The truth may be that they are so trecherous in that they are now giving federal officials the benefit of the doubt (FEMA acts on locally determined requirements and locally determined targets), the more honest benefit of the doubt that they denied to George W. Bush, because like Axelrod they “could not let a crisis go to waste”.
I think I heard the audio 2x on Hannity; did you?
NJ/NY unions: “Don’t believe your lying ears!”
LOL. This is going to come back to bite them in the ass. And it’s going to get really ugly, soon.
It’s just been cancelled. Thank God.