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New York Marathon canceled as city recovers from storm

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A man leaves the media center for the New York City Marathon Friday in New York's Central Park. The race has been canceled.

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The New York City Marathon was canceled Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism that it was wrong to hold the race while the region is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. With people in storm-ravaged areas shivering without electricity and the death toll in New York City at more than 40, many residents recoiled at the prospect of police officers being assigned to protect Sunday's race.
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