NYC Marathon planning moves forward after Sandy
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Marathon organizers say they are moving ahead with plans for Sunday's race even as the city staggers through the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Five days before the marathon, public transportation was shut, airports closed and streets flooded, with power out in many neighborhoods
New York Road Runners said in a statement Tuesday that "the marathon has always been a special day for New Yorkers as a symbol of the vitality and resiliency of this city."
There's still the possibility of changes to the race because of the storm.
Nearly 20,000 amateur international runners need to get in the country. Another 30,000 or so American entrants must get to the starting line, with family and friends finding a way to viewing spots. It was unclear when public transit, river crossings and airports would reopen.
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