I’m still shocked by the decision to cancel the New York City Marathon. Yesterday on Twitter I said it was like cancelling the BCS championship game, but I think that’s a bad metaphor. It’s like cancelling the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
It’s not just about the sporting event. This means that additional revenues brought in by the runners, spectators, vendors, etc., won’t be coming into the city. On the flip side, the police and other city employees who are busy cleaning up and recovering from the storm will not now be diverted to race preparation and protection.
I understand the decision, but I’m still shocked.