The reasons given for not canceling the marathon seem to be it will be good for morale and that it generates money.
Well, I’m not sure how you can count on money when many people can’t get into the city and the morale argument seems to only apply to those able to attend the event – not those whose communities are still suffering. Also, using the police and other city service personnel for anything other than Hurricane relief seems ridiculous – not to mention really bad optics.
But I could be missing something. What do you think?
UPDATED: NYC MARATHON NOW CANCELED